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Healing Hearts: Heart Failure Care Program

Welcome to the Heart Failure Page for Patients

Through these links you can find patient education materials, local resources and heart-healthy websites.

Heart Failure Education and Exercise Programs for Patients and Families.        MaineHealth offers a number of different education and exercise programs to help patients and families live as well as possible with heart failure.  Please contact Richard Veilleux, veillr@mainehealth.org, 661-7557 for information about the programs in your community.

Are you a healthcare professional? Please click HERE to go to the Heart Failure page for healthcare professionals.

Healing Hearts: Heart Failure Information Booklet for Patients and Families

This booklet has useful information for patients and their families on what heart failure is and how to can manage it better to live well each day.

Click here to download the Complete Education Booklet.  Browse the booklet by sections below. (.pdf)

Healing Hearts Newsletter Archive

Check out this quarterly newsletter that comprises patient stories, recipes and tips on how to manage heart failure! 9.pdf)

Healthy Heart Web Resources

Find trusted local and national resources for heart failure, physical activity and nutrition, support and education.

General Heart Failure Information

  • American Heart Association
    A wide range of topics on heart health and interactive health tools, and many resources.
  • General Information about Heart Disease
    Use this website developed by MaineHealth for the latest news in heart health, general information about heart disease, heart-related medical tests, and medication guides.
  • DASH Diet
    The DASH Diet is an eating plan that aims to lower blood pressure. Here you can find information and tips on how to follow this easy heart-healthy diet.

Physical Activity and Nutrition

  • Nutrition Source
    Created by the Harvard School of Public Health, this site has tips for healthy eating and corrects some common myths about nutrition. 

Patient Education

  • Maine Heart Center
    A nonprofit organization made up of a network of hospitals throughout Southern and Central Maine. The Maine Heart Center delivers the highest quality heart surgery and care.
  • MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
    Learning Resource Centers staff can help you get the information you need. They offer classes, programs and seminars, as well as community health programs, library resources and more. Visit the Learning Resource Center on the Web or at one of their convenient locations in Falmouth, Norway, Portland and Scarborough.
  • Healing Hearts Heart Failure Patient Education Booklet
    This patient education booklet has useful information for patients and their families on what heart failure is and how to can manage it better to live well each day.

Support

  • Maine Medical Center List of Support Groups
  • Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group
  • Healing Hearts Programs' Local Contact Information
    The Healing Hearts program is a network of home care agencies and hospital programs that provide information, regular health monitoring, and ongoing support for people living with heart failure and their families. Click here for local contact information.

 

 
 
 

 

 Healing Hearts Booklet: Living well with heart failure (.pdf)
 

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