Cardiovascular Health Services

Adults with newly diagnosed heart conditions, along with those with chronic heart and vascular conditions need the care of heart specialists. Cardiologists provide comprehensive cardiovascular assessment and evaluations for patients at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Consultations range from medication adjustments, diagnostic testing, and pacemaker evaluations, to lifestyle management and risk assessments. Cardiologists affiliated with MaineHealth Cardiology provide the services including: Lesley West, MD; Lynette Weeman, DO (starting January 2019); Heinrich Grube, MD; David Frost, MD; and Paul Frey, MD; with the latter providing vascular services at the Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center in Livermore Falls.

Beth Hartsock, ANP, FNP, DNP, also staffs cardiology services, working jointly with the cardiologists providing patient care and performing exercise stress tests to monitor heart functioning.

The electrophysiology coordinator team from Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology offers cardiac device clinics for patients use these devices to treat a wide variety of heart rhythm problems. Electrophysiology technicians work in conjunction with cardiologists to provide proper device management and optimal function.

Those who have endured a major heart event, such as heart attack or heart surgery, will benefit from our medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program. Participants safely and gradually increase physical activity, while learning how to reduce heart disease risk factors.

Cardiology Services 779-3120

Cardiac Device Clinic 779-3120

Cardiac Rehab Services 779-2734

Vascular Services (in Livermore Falls) 897-6601

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Those who have endured a major heart event will benefit from our medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program. Participants safely and gradually increase physical activity, while learning how to reduce heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or lipid levels, diabetes, smoking, and being overweight.

Cardiac rehabilitation is an individualized program of monitored exercise and education to help patients recover after a heart attack or heart surgery. A team of registered nurses, a dietitian, a respiratory therapist, diabetes educators, physical therapists, and a cardiologist work together to ensure that patients regain strength, prevent their condition from worsening, and reduce their risk of future heart problems.

Individuals may qualify for cardiac rehabilitation if they have had any of the following within the last 12 months:

  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
  • Stable angina
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or stenting
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart failure

Are you recovering from a recent heart attack or heart surgery?

Contact the Franklin Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab program at 207-779-2734 or 800-398-6031, ext. 2734.