Abstract： The medical and economic burden of cardiovascular disease is huge. Many studies have shown that cardiac rehabilitation is important to reduce mortality and complications and improve the quality of life in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, because of illness status, age, and other factors, few patients participate in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. Home-based telemonitored cardiac rehabilitation (HTCR) may be an alternative to a traditional program. This study examined the definition, efficacy, practicability, and limitations of HTCR, to gather information for use in further development of HTCR and its application in clinical practice.