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Heart First Cardiology Associates

244 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Suite 102 (first floor), Waterville, 861-8030

You always come first at Inland, and we are proud to introduce a community cardiology service that puts your heart first, too. Heart First, a service of Inland Hospital, is Waterville’s Cardiac Connection – offering community preventive cardiology through the providers at Heart First Cardiology Associates, a full range of diagnostic services at Heart First Diagnostics and complete rehabilitation services at The Marden Cardiac Rehab Center - all under one roof at 244 Kennedy Memorial Drive on the Inland campus. Heart First also provides seamless access to the Heart Center of Eastern Maine Medical Center, should your heart need more specialized care.

You can count on our highly skilled and compassionate Board-Certified Cardiologists and staff to provide you and your loved ones with the highest level of care. Recently awarded prestigious quality recognitions prove Heart First’s strong commitment to the best cardiac care possible!

Please call our office if you have questions or would like to set an appointment – 861-8030. The team at Heart First Cardiology Associates will be behind your care every step of the way.

Our Cardiologists:










Syed Rahmatullah, MD



Shelley Falik, MD, FACC


Heart First Services:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Exercise and pharmacologic stress testing with Nuclear and Echocardiographic imaging to diagnosis coronary artery disease
  • Cardiac catheterization performed by Heart First Cardiologists: Defines coronary artery anatomy and determines treatment options
  • Heart First Cardiologists are the only specialists in Waterville and Augusta to use the Angioseal device after cardiac catheterization. This seals the hole in the artery and allows rapid ambulation and hospital discharge only two hours after cardiac catheterization.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Holter Monitoring and Event Monitoring: Continuous and as needed monitoring of heart rhythm to diagnose and treat specific cardiac arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator monitoring clinic
  • Cardioversion: Medications followed by electrical shock to restore normal heart rhythm
  • Electrophysiology office consultations by Board-Certified specialists to evaluate and treat patients with disabling cardiac arrhythmias.
Diagnosis and Evaluation of All Cardiac Structures
  • Rest Echocardiographic Imaging: Provides evaluation of heart muscle function and heart valve anatomy
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography interpretation
Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Impedance Cardiography: Simple noninvasive evaluation of cardiac hemodynamics, guides medication adjustments in patients with chronic heart, lung and kidney diseases
  • MUGA Scan: Quantifies heart function and volumes
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP): Treatment for refractory chest pain and heart failure in patients with severe coronary artery disease
Cardiac Rehab
You’ve had your cardiac procedure—now what? Return home, rest assured because Heart First can provide you with state of the art cardiac rehab— designed to keep your heart beating and strong. The Marden Cardiac Rehab Center was established thanks to a generous donation from Marden’s Surplus & Salvage in memory or Harold “Mickey” Marden.

The Marden Cardiac Rehab Center, a part of Heart First, is an 8–12 week professionally supervised program with registered nurses, dieticians, exercise physiologists, pharmacists, and physicians. Patients receive individualized exercise programs and nutrition counseling to help them enjoy an enhanced level of health and well-being. Dr. White, who encourages his patients to participate in the program, says, “It’s proven that patients who complete rehab have fewer heart attacks, less angina, and live longer.”

Heart First Wellness Programs
We’re committed to helping you and your family keep your heart healthy and whole, and that is why we offer a variety of wellness programs. From blood pressure and cholesterol clinics to educational sessions on living “heart healthy” are all offered on a regular basis. Call us at 861-8030 for more information or to schedule a talk at your company or group.

Vascular Care of Maine at Heart First
Heart First is proud to link to EMMC’s Vascular Care of Maine at Inland Hospital. What this means for our patients is a higher level of treatment from the people who always make sure that you come first. Vascular Care of Maine at Inland Hospital will make sure that your entire circulatory system is operating to keep your heart healthy and strong. For more information, call 861-3350 today.

Diabetes and Nutrition Wellness at Inland Hospital
Inland’s expertise in working with diabetes patients is well-known and highly regarded. Our certified diabetes educators are relentless in their attention to our patients. And because we are also linked with Heart First, our patients will benefit from even more expertise to live well with their diabetes and heart disease. Please call 861-7150 for more information.

Connections to advanced cardiac care at EMMC
Heart First provides a direct link to the Heart Center of Eastern Maine at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC). Inland has advanced connections to EMMC’s critical care team, providing remote monitoring and expert consultation for hospitalized patients in Waterville. For patients needing more specialized care, EMMC’s Heart Center, just a short 45 minute drive north of Waterville in Bangor, is the only comprehensive heart center north of Lewiston, serving the entire two thirds of Maine.

Contact Heart First Today!

Heart First Cardiology Associates
244 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Suite 102
Waterville, ME 04901
207-861-8030