Isolated heart attack survivors can now access cardiac rehabilitation at the click of a mouse.
A new website launched by the Heart Foundation will help people get the vital assistance they need in the weeks and months after suffering a heart event or being diagnosed with heart disease.
Many people struggle to access cardiac rehabilitation due to distance, lack of transport or disability limitations, Heart Foundation medical director Gerry Devlin says.
‘‘The great thing about the site is that people can now simply go on the internet to get heart information and be part of a supportive community.’’
Cardiac rehabilitation is a process that helps people make essential changes to their lifestyle, so they can return to as normal a life as possible following a heart attack.
The HeartHelp website offers free access to information and advice with videos and personal stories.