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Tele-pulmonary rehabilitation and remote assessment of exercise capacity
1Department of Chest Disease, Ataturk Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Eurasian Journal of Pulmonology 2022; 24(1): 73-76 DOI: 10.14744/ejop_81_21
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Tele-pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a good option for patients who underwent lung transplantation or on the waiting list during the COVID-19 pandemic; in addition, optimum content, duration, and optimum remote assessment tests have not been defined for tele-PR. We reported our tele-PR model and two cases of exercise capacity, which were assessed remotely. Tele-PR can be effective in improving the exercise capacity in patients who underwent lung transplantation and in those who have advanced lung disorders and are on the waiting list for transplantation. Furthermore, shuttle tests can be practical and convenient to use for remote assessment.