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.

  • 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.
  • Physiotherapist Marc Laflamme taught Radio-Canada’s Le Téléjournal how to prevent a cardiac crisis after a major snow storm.   
  • Chief of the division of cardiac prevention and rehabilitation at the Heart Institute, Dr. Thais Coutinho promoted the Wear Red Canada campaign, which aims to raise awareness for women’s heart health, on 1310 News (Friday, February 8, top of Hour 2), CTV Morning Live, and CBC News Ottawa (49-minute mark).
  • Director of the Brain and Heart Nexus Research Program at the Heart Institute, and Heart & Stroke spokesperson Dr. Jodi Edwards appeared on CTV Morning Live to discuss the links between heart disease and brain impairment. Edwards was quoted in a CBC Ottawa story and in this article in the Ottawa Citizen.   

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