Resources & Education

How can you tell if you or someone you love is having a heart attack?

 Watch this video so you will be prepared. Call 911 immediately if you are experiencing chest or heart pain now.

What are the symptoms of heart failure?

Heart failure symptoms include shortness of breath, chronic fatigue and sudden weight gain. Learn more.

Heart and Circulatory Health

It's not always easy to tell if you're having problems with blood vessels in your heart and your body. You can't feel plaque building up in your arteries. That's a scary thought for anyone who is concerned about high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Plaque buildup can have long-term effects on your heart and blood flow. And it doesn't just affect your heart. Plaque buildup can happen in your leg arteries too. To learn more, explore these topics:

Tips for Care Givers

Most people don't hesitate when they are called upon to help a loved one who is ill. But being a full-time caregiver may be an unfamiliar role for you. It is important to consider the long-term implications of this commitment, because so many people with heart failure will progress to an end stage of their disease and will need assistance to survive. Learn more.


Next Steps for Patients

While some patients are candidates for self-referral to our cardiovascular specialists, we recommend that you ask your primary care physician for help with the process.

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Provider Referrals

If you are a provider who would like to refer a patient for MaineHealth Cardiovascular services, please review our clinical guidelines and call 207-885-9905. Clinical Guidelines

John's Story

John Karp is an entrepreneur, fascinated with technology. However, one day he found out his heart needed the latest technology -- a Left Ventricular Assist Device. His heart is strumming after his recent implant at MMC.

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