About Carda

Our mission is to make proven, research-backed rehab available to millions of heart patients worldwide.

3 out of the 4 biggest killers in the world are related to cardiovascular and disease. Peer-reviewed research suggests that cardiac rehabilitation reduces cardiovascular deaths by nearly 45% and risk of hospital admissions by 30%. 1

Even in the US, with the most advanced healthcare system in the world, fewer than 15% of qualifying patients access these life-saving therapies.
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Who are we?

We are a team who has lived through chronic disease ourselves and seen the transformative effects of exercise based rehab on our own families.

We are scientists who conduct rigorous, peer-reviewed research and disseminate our findings widely.

We are clinicians who understand the value of new care delivery models and how transformational they can be for patient health.

We are mathematicians and data scientists who believe in harnessing data to improve existing therapies, and who understand that at scale we can do exponentially more good for the world.

We are macro optimists and micro pessimists who know that creating a better future is only ever found in sweating every minor detail.

1  Quinn R. Pack, Kashish Goel, Brian D. Lahr, Kevin L. Greason, Ray W. Squires, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Zixin Zhang, and Randal J. Thomas (2013) Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Survival After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, A Community-Based Study, Circulation. 2013;128:590–597, Online publication date: 8 Jul 2013.

Our Vision

A world where any person who suffers from a life threatening chronic condition can access world class heart rehabilitation therapies and be given a new lease on life.

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Our core values

Compassion We care for our members, we care for each other and we care for ourselves.

Rigor We think about problems from 1st principles and test our hypotheses constantly.

Speed The only moat is continuous execution and we obsess over that every day.

Humility We admit when we are wrong. We check our egos and get to the right answer.

Joy We take our work seriously but not too seriously.

We’re backed by top early stage investors:
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Frequently asked questions

What is the Carda treatment?

The Carda treatment is a 12 week structured program for recovering from acute heart events and chronic heart conditions. The treatment is designed in accordance with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recommendations for home based cardiac rehab (HBCR) as an effective alternative to centers. Learn more here.

How does Carda work and what are the benefits?

The Carda treatment helps you regain control of your health. Some top benefits you can expect according to the AHA, The Mayo Clinic and other peer reviewed research include:

  • Returning to work faster with more comfort
  • Regaining normal blood pressure levels
  • Engaging in daily activities you might have missed

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Carda works by empowering people to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle across four pillars:

  • Lowering your risk of a future cardiac event
  • Losing weight and keeping active
  • Managing stress, feeling less anxious, depressed and stressed
  • Eating the right foods
  • Staying on track with your medication

Our program is designed to be rewarding and fun. Your personal Carda Health coach keeps you accountable and ensures you have the best chance of success. You will have a real sense of achievement when you graduate from the Carda program. These simple lifestyle changes have been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of a cardiac event. Carda delivers the whole program to you in your home with flexible timing that can accommodate your schedule.

What can I expect?

The Carda treatment is a short 12 week program delivered by health experts. You'll receive a Carda care package including a heart rate monitor and a blood pressure monitor to keep track of your health. The program is delivered through the Carda iPad app and via regular messaging and phone calls with health coaches, rehabilitation experts.

Exercise physiologists will monitor you as you exercise to keep you on track. Think of the Carda treatment as a virtual clinic in your home to help you bounce back. We encourage you to continue with your new exercise, eating and stress management habits after your program is finished and we provide an affordable maintenance program for you to maintain your health and experience even more health benefits.

Can I benefit from the Carda treatment?

The Carda treatment is designed for people with cardiovascular disease who qualify for cardiac rehab. You may benefit if you've had or been diagnosed with one of the following:  

  • A heart condition, such as Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Angina
  • A heart attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • A heart procedure or surgery, including coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, including coronary or balloon angioplasty and Stenting), valve replacement, a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

Please discuss with your cardiologist or healthcare provider to see if rehab is right for you.

How does my Carda Health coach help?

Your Carda Health coach is your partner throughout your journey to a healthier heart - helping you succeed on a daily basis. They are available throughout the program, as well as at weekly check-in calls booked in at a time that suits you each week. They will help you:

  • Form positive habits
  • Understand your progress and improvement
  • Stay accountable and on track
As well as answer any questions or difficulties you may have about the program.

What happens to my data?

Your personal data is stored securely on Carda Health's servers and is never shared with any third parties or your employer.

What is included in the Carda care package?

  • A heart rate monitor
  • A blood pressure cuff
  • An iPad (if you don't have one) with the Carda app pre-downloaded
  • Education materials. Note these are available in Spanish too.

Can I do the Carda program if I travel?

Yes! Because our treatment is accessed digitally, as long as you have internet or network access, you'll have access to your treatment.

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