In the Media

The media regularly turns to our health care professionals for their expertise on a wide range of important heart health topics.

Here is a selection of recent news items featuring the Heart Institute and its experts.

Please note this page is updated regularly. Linked content is available in the language in which it was published.

  • Researchers are increasingly experimenting with using money as a way to get people to adopt healthy behaviours, essentially paying people to quit smoking, exercise more, or eat healthier foods. But what happens when you stop getting paid? Dr. Andrew Pipe is quoted in this Global news story.
  • Two members of our clinical services team are putting the “art” back in “heart.” Stephanie Colpitts and Karen Charron stopped by the CBC Ottawa studio and made a call for local artists. Learn about the Heart Institute’s Healing HeArt Ceiling Tile project on this episode of All in a Day. And, on the same show, this medical physicist talks technetium with host Alan Neal. 
  • Marathon running is generally safe for people without heart conditions, as long as they prepare, Dr. Andrew Pipe tells the CBC. A former marathon runner himself, Dr. Pipe was recently Robyn Bresnahan’s guest on an episode of CBC Ottawa Morning.  
  • They were strangers back home, but in Ottawa, Newfoundlanders are finding comfort and support in one another. Listen to this CBC Radio One documentary, titled Newfoundland is Everywhere, by reporter David Gutnick.
  • The news of the passing of Dr. Wilbert Keon, who founded the Ottawa Heart Institute in 1976, saddened the medical community and touched many around the world. Tributes like this one pay homage to the Canadian physician, researcher, senator, family man, and miracle-maker from Sheenboro, Quebec, who pioneered a new era of cardiac care.
  • Dr. Andrew Pipe appeared on CTV Morning Live to discuss whether or not Canadians should be taking Aspirin daily to prevent heart attacks.
  • The links between breast cancer and cardiovascular disease are so strong that women should be screened for both at the same time, says Heart Institute staff cardiologist Dr. Michele Turek in the Ottawa Citizen.
  • Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk is Canada’s first Inuk cardiac surgeon. She appeared on CTV Morning Live to share her story and deliver an important and inspiring message on International Women’s Day. 
  • February is Heart Month. Lindsay Firestone of the Heart Institute Foundation joins UOHI Regional Manager of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Jennifer Harris on CTV Morning Live.
  • A spike in shovelling-related heart attacks generated this CTV News exclusive. Dr. Andrew Pipe conducted interviews about safe shovelling with 580 CFRA News and CFRA’s The Goods with Dhalia Kurtz in the wake of Ottawa’s record snowfall.

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