Cardiovascular Health Program

Welcome to the Heart & Cardiovascular Care Program at MaineHealth

Our aim is to support you, through the MaineHealth Cardiovascular Service Line, to provide consistent, high quality, evidence-based care.  We provide professional education, clinical pathways and other tools to help you care for your patients close to home.  We also provide referral resources for escalation of care when needed.  Together, we can help ensure that your patients receive a consistent approach to the highest quality care available across the care continuum and across the MaineHealth System.

Clinical Resources

Heart Failure Care Program

Resources for Health Professionals Caring for Heart Failure Patients

Heart Failure Education and Exercise Programs for Patients and Families. MaineHealth offers education and exercise programs to help patients and families live as healthy as possible with heart failure.

Heart Failure Clinical Update Series

Target Audience: Nurses and allied health professionals
Description: 5 different modules, including:

  • Overview of Heart Failure for the Clinical Professional
  • Clinical Assessments of the Heart Failure Patient
  • Heart Failure Medication Update
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition for the Heart Failure Patient
  • Using the PHQ-9 to Assess Depression

Clinical Resources

  • Water Pill Guide
  • HSA Guidelines for Heart Failure
  • ACC/AHA guidelines for Heart Failure
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Patient education materials

  • Healing Hearts:Living Well with Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Zone Chart
  • MaineHealth Policy on Educational Material Reproduction
  • Dash Diet
  • Low Salt Foods

Home Diuretic Protocol

The purpose of the MaineHealth home diuretic protocol is to improve patients health outcomes and reduce avoidable hospitalizations. The protocol allows nurses to respond without delay to early signs of fluid overload by managing diuretics, monitoring symptoms and lab values, and communicating patients status to the responsible physician.

Where is the MaineHealth Home Diuretic Protocol available?

  • Greater Portland and Biddeford areas
  •  York County
  • Cumberland County
  • Southern Oxford
  • CountyKnox County
  • Waldo County
  • Lincoln County
  • Sagadahoc County

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