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JohannesHD2016SmallTonya Johannes, ARNP-BC

Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at MHP who treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in skin care. 

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Cardiac Rehab Improves Recovery

Mahaska Health Partnership: Cardiac Rehabilitation Improves Recovery

Mahaska Health Partnership wants you to know that cardiac rehabilitation can mean the difference between recovery and declining health after a person experiences a major cardiac event.

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, cardiac rehabilitation is a medical program that improves the health and well-being of individuals who have heart problems. Cardiac rehab programs can include exercise training, heart health education and counseling to reduce stress and return a patient to an active lifestyle.

“As a Cardiac Rehab Nurse at MHP, I strive to help my patients reach their heart health goals,” said Renee Edgar, RN. “With the help of a doctor, I design individualized, long-term programs for my patients that help them recover from heart attacks, bypass surgeries, heart failure and other cardiac events.”

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute states that cardiac rehab can reduce your overall risk of future heart problems, improve your mobility and quality of life, and reduce stress associated with heart problems.

“Adopting a lifestyle that supports a healthy heart means lower blood pressure and heart rate as well as lower cholesterol levels,” shared Edgar. “People of all ages can experience a heart problem and benefit from cardiac rehab.”

Cardiac rehabilitation requires you to make lifestyle changes that may seem difficult or impossible at the beginning of the program so it’s helpful to have the support of an established program. The changes are necessary and can improve your overall health, preventing future heart problems and even death. If you struggle with a heart problem, ask your healthcare provider whether cardiac rehab can benefit you. For more information, call MHP Cardiopulmonary Services at 641.672.3174.