Sports Cardiology Program
The MaineHealth Sports Cardiology program is the only one in the state dedicated to the care of the athlete’s heart. We offer specialized cardiac care to athletes and highly active individuals, whether they have symptoms suggestive of cardiovascular disease or an established cardiovascular diagnosis. Our goal is to keep athletes healthy so they can remain active in sports.
In addition to training in heart disease diagnosis and treatment, our sports cardiologists have specialized expertise in the physical demands of competitive sports and the psychology of athletes. We understand the importance of participation and work collaboratively with patients to help them achieve their activity goals. Consultations are available in Scarborough and Lewiston.
Testing and treatment are tailored to the specific needs of each athlete. The program offers a full spectrum of diagnostic testing, including cardiac imaging, comprehensive physiologic assessment through the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), and access to other cardiac services. We provide recommendations for appropriate activity levels and symptom management for each athlete—helping them make decisions about when and how they can safely resume participation in their sport. During the winter, the MaineHealth Sports Cardiology program is responsible for pre-season cardiac evaluation of the Maine Red Claws NBA development team.