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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,, 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 Guide 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! (.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.
  • Heart Failure Society of America
    Gives a wealth of information about heart failure in written and video formats.
  • 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.
    Information to help you eat low salt foods, what to buy, recipes, and tips for dining out.

Other Resources

  • 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 Booklet: Living well with heart failure (.pdf)

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