December 13, 2011
Tips from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on how to stay heart healthy through the holiday season
The holiday season tends to see an increase in cardiac events, with distinct spikes around Christmas and New Year’s Day, according to U.S.-based studies. While the exact reasons for these...
November 9, 2011
Tailored anti-platelet therapy, made possible through a novel point-of-care genetic test, optimizes treatment for patients who carry a common genetic variant, researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have found.
September 8, 2011
Researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have discovered that an ancient pathway called autophagy also mobilizes and exports cholesterol from cells. A team led by Yves Marcel, PhD, Director of the HDL Biology Laboratory, UOHI, has shown that autophagy, a pathway preserved...
June 14, 2011
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has received official ‘designation’ under the French Language Services Act, thus enhancing existing services to the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, home to Ontario’s largest francophone population.
June 10, 2011
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Orban as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 27, 2011. Orban joins the Foundation after a publishing career at the Ottawa Citizen and more recently as an administrator at...
May 17, 2011
Researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have identified a novel gene in the nucleus of muscle and brain cells that affects heart development and the aging process. Their investigation brings the promise of new treatments for an old, failing heart.
March 6, 2011
Insight into the complex biological mechanisms that cause heart disease has taken a major step forward with the discovery of 13 new genes that increase the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). The influence of the majority of the new genes is independent of other established risk factors,...
February 24, 2011
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is marking a significant milestone by enrolling the 1,000th cardiac patient in one of North America’s largest telehome programs, demonstrating a proven approach to managing chronic disease by reducing hospital readmission while improving quality of...
February 1, 2011
Producing medical isotopes safely, cheaply and reliably without using a nuclear reactor or weapons-grade uranium is the aim of a research project led by the Canadian Light Source (CLS) along with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and medical researchers...