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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: An Opportunity Window to Implement Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation
Renata Rodrigues Teixeira de Castro
The World Health Organization declared that the new coronavirus outbreak is a public health emergency of pandemic proportions. The outbreak has caused various governments to take protective measures such as lockdown of cities, travel bans, prohibition of group gatherings and public events, and social distancing. Many health and exercise training facilities were closed, as well as cardiac rehabilitation services. These restrictions are disrupting people’s daily activities.
Keywords: Coronavirus/isolation & purification; Coronavirus Infections/prevention and control; Syndrome Acute Respiratory; Cardiovascular Diseases; Hypertension; Diabetes; Comorbidity; Physical Activity; Exercise; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Public Health Services.