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Marden Cardiac Rehab Center

244 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Suite 204, Waterville, (207) 861-5591

You always come first at Inland, and now we’re proud to introduce a health and wellness program 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. And, Heart First also provides seamless access to Eastern Maine Medical Center, should your heart need more specialized care.

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 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 and certified by the prestigious American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab program (AACVPR), offers an 8–12 week professionally supervised program with registered nurses, dietitians, 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.

Heart First can help you get stronger and enjoy life to its fullest again! If you are ready to take back control of your health, The Marden Cardiac Rehab Center, a part of Heart First, will be your professional partner – giving you the tools, knowledge and one-on-one support to get stronger and healthier. Our personalized approach to your rehabilitation allows you to set goals to increase physical fitness, improve health, and reduce the risk of future heart problems. Your work with us will have lifetime benefits so congratulations on getting started - it’s a smart thing to do for yourself…your family…your future!

Professionally supervised program
Your 8-12 week program is supervised by physicians, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, pharmacists, and dietitians. Your rehab path includes: Monitored exercise helps you learn how to exercise safely, strengthen your muscles, and improve your stamina. Together, we will develop an exercise plan that will be based on your individual ability, needs, and interests. Heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, and your perceived exertion are monitored. Classes are one-hour, three times a week.

Education and counseling help you understand your heart condition and learn simple ways to reduce your future risk. Information about medications, nutrition and smoking cessation will give you the confidence to establish new, healthy habits. And you can count on us to help you cope with the stress of adjusting to a new lifestyle and to deal with your fears about the future. Group classes are one-hour, one day a week and help you see you’re not alone in your recovery. Your loved one is welcome to join us!

Connections to advanced care at EMMC if needed
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.

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The Marden Cardiac Rehab Center
244 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Suite 204
Waterville, Maine 04901
Phone: (207) 861-5591
Fax: (207) 861-5594