Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a condition or just want to stay on top of your heart health, CMHVI can help.
Our board-certified cardiovascular experts specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of heart and vascular problems. Our services include cardiac angioplasty and open-heart surgery, as well as a variety advanced, minimally invasive vascular procedures. We also sponsor wellness and prevention programs throughout the region and provide a dedicated cardiac rehabilitation program to help you or a loved one recover.
Find the Beat Again with Arrhythmia Care
If your heart beats too quickly, too slowly or irregularly, you may be experiencing an arrhythmia. Our heart rhythm specialists (electrophysiologists, or EPs), diagnose and treat arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and other problems with the heart’s electrical system. Treatments include implanting medical devices to regulate your heart and minimally invasive procedures that use either heat (radiofrequency) or cold energy (cryoablation) to modify abnormal heart tissue and restore a healthy rhythm.
Clear Up Coronary Artery Disease
Being diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) means the arteries that bring blood to your heart have hardened and narrowed by a buildup of plaque on their inner walls, reducing the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart. Our board-certified cardiologists offer answers through a full range of state-of-the-art CAD care. In our cardiac catheterization lab, we provide diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, including heart catheterization, angioplasty, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and stent placement.
Nationally Recognized Heart Attack Care
Heart attacks strike 800,000 Americans each year. You’re most likely to survive a heart attack if you receive emergency treatment as quickly as possible. Our nationally certified Chest Pain Center, part of our Emergency Department in Lewiston, is ready around the clock to provide rapid-response care. If you or a loved one report chest pain, we will treat you as a potential cardiac patient until we determine a definite diagnosis. If you suffer a heart attack, we also offer personalized rehabilitation to help restore your quality of life and reduce your chances of having another episode.
Get Your Life Back after Heart Failure
When you suffer heart failure, your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Our cardiac specialists can provide you with the full range of care you need for heart failure. You’ll also have access to our comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program to help regain the highest possible quality of life.
Relieve Pain from Peripheral Artery Disease
Just as the arteries in your heart can become narrowed and blocked by atherosclerosis, so too can the arteries that bring blood elsewhere in your body, such as your legs, causing severe pain and other potential problems. This condition is known asperipheral artery disease (PAD). Our board-certified vascular/endovascular physicians can provide you with the care you need to feel better and to prevent future problems, such as medication and information about lifestyle interventions.
Expert Care When Stroke Strikes
If you suffer from a stroke, our endovascular team is ready to offer life-saving assistance. Our unique relationship with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston allows our emergency physicians to access expert consultative services through a telestroke and telemedicine neurology service that uses streaming video and state-of-the-art scanners to enable Mass General neurologists to diagnose possible stroke symptoms. We offer this capability at Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital and Bridgton Hospital.
Find the Right Solution for Structural Heart Disease
If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer with structural heart diseases such as aortic stenosis, the heart surgeons at CMHVI can help. We offer expertise in all types of structural heart procedures, including valve repair and replacement. In addition to open heart surgery, we offer aortic valve replacement (AVR) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)—a revolutionary, minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery.
Get Relief from Vein Disorders
If you experience leg pain or leg swelling, you may suffer from vein disorders that can result in serious, potentially life-threatening blood clots. CMH Heart & Vascular Care offers a full range of vein treatments to help repair or manage your vein disorders, reducing associated health risks.
Our heart and vascular services are available near where you live or work, so you can focus on your good health.