Latest News Releases

  • August 12, 2016
    Ontario is providing $175 million in 2016-17 to hospitals across the province - an increase of $50 million over last year’s funding - to keep them in a state of good repair so patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. ...
  • July 22, 2016
    Researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have discovered a new method for identifying individuals who are at high risk for heart attack or stroke. A team led by Dr. Katey Rayner has found that dying cells in arterial...
  • June 27, 2016
    Developed and powered by the Ottawa Heart Institute, the Get with the Guidelines initiative seeks to develop a regionalized approach for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and according to evidence-based practice guidelines in patients admitted to hospitals across the region....
  • June 24, 2016
    As summer is finally upon us and the heat makes us want to take off all those layers of clothing, families are looking to enjoy a fun summer, while making responsible and healthy choices. The Ottawa Heart Institute is making it easy for everyone with ten easy tips that will get us on our way for...
  • June 20, 2016
    This news release is available only in French. Palpitations cardiaques, faiblesses, fatigue, étourdissements, essoufflements et autres symptômes inquiétants. La fibrillation auriculaire (FA) est une maladie qui touche plus de 1 % de la population (ce qui représente environ 350 000 Canadiens et...
  • June 16, 2016
    Developed and powered by the Ottawa Heart Institute, the Get with the Guidelines initiative seeks to develop a regionalized approach for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and according to evidence-based practice guidelines in patients admitted to hospitals across the region....
  • June 10, 2016
     “On behalf of the Heart Institute Foundation, I am delighted that Barbara Farber was elected as the new chair of our Board,” said Jim Orban, President and CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. “Barbara has an exemplary community presence having volunteered her time with many...
  • May 25, 2016
    A new study from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), has established that greater adoption of hospital-initiated tobacco cessation interventions improve patient outcomes and decrease further healthcare...
  • April 28, 2016
    For almost 40 years, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has been a strong leader in heart research regionally, nationally and internationally. And its future continues to look bright as veteran researchers and tomorrow’s leading scientists have been awarded close to $2.5 million in new...
  • April 19, 2016
    Today, Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) has presented the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) with the Hospital Achievement Award – Provincial Routine Notification Rate for its dedication to helping improve organ and tissue donation in Ontario and saving lives through transplantation. ...
  • April 18, 2016
    OTTAWA, April 18, 2016 -  National and international experts left the first-ever summit on women’s heart health with a common commitment that actions need to be taken now, by both women and health care professionals, to address the important issue of heart disease in women. The Canadian Women...
  • March 23, 2016
    From left to Right: Allan Brown, Marek Hospitality Food Services Director; Thomas Riding, Marek Hospitality Operation Supervisor; Anna Sophianopoulos-Georgaras, UOHI Director of Planning and Administration; Dr. Thierry Mesana, UOHI President and CEO; Andra Taylor, Healthy Foods in Hospitals Program...
  • February 17, 2016
    The date was May 11, 1976. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) officially opened its doors, and its founder, Dr. Wilbert Keon, saw his vision come to life: an integrated, full-spectrum and world-renowned heart health centre that combines patient care, research and medical training....
  • February 12, 2016
    Jennifer Reed, BA, BPHE, MEd CS, PhD A recent study from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute led by Dr. Jennifer Reed, Associate Scientist in the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation, shows that high-intensity interval training may...
  • January 20, 2016
    Between December 31 and January 7, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s team has successfully performed an impressive seven heart transplants.  All patients are doing well with good heart and lung functions. The previous exceptional streak was in November 2012 with three transplants in 24...