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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
- National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute
A national resource with information about heart and vascular health.
- American Dietetic Association
Find healthy living tips and also warning signs and facts on stroke, heart disease and heart failure.
- 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.
- Shape Up America!
Find helpful information on fitness and weight management.
- Choose My Plate
My Plate illustrates the 5 food groups that are the building blocks for a health diet
- 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.
- 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.