December 13, 2012
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is celebrating 2012 as one of the most successful years in its history. Significant achievements in patient care, research and funding were made possible by the Heart Institute’s committed team and have undeniably contributed to the Institute’s...
December 6, 2012
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc Ruel, Cardiac Surgeon and Endowed Chair of Cardiac Surgery Research at UOHI, as the new Chief of Cardiac Surgery. Appointed for a 5-year mandate, Dr. Ruel will succeed Dr. Thierry Mesana starting on...
December 3, 2012
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) participated in the largest genetic study of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) to date. Researchers from the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D Consortium report the identification of 15 genetic regions newly associated with the disease, bringing to 46 the number of...
November 27, 2012
A significant milestone was reached at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute as the transplant team performed its 500th heart transplant, 28 years after the first transplant in Ottawa was performed by legendary cardiac surgeon and founder of the Heart Institute, Dr. Wilbert Keon.
October 29, 2012
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is setting the stage in what could become a revolution in medical imaging in Canada as it announces striking results in radiation reduction for the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. The announcement comes as UOHI is currently showcasing its...
October 26, 2012
In Canada alone, almost 2 million people are known to be living with diabetes. And around a million more have the disease but are not aware of that fact, and have not been given the tools they need to control their blood sugar and safeguard their health. The Heart Institute will be presenting the...
October 25, 2012
The 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), the largest and most prestigious gathering of cardiovascular professionals in the country, will open on October 27 and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) will be championing its research and expertise to the 5,000 participants attending...
October 3, 2012
A new ground-breaking technology was recently used at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) where two cardiologists, Dr. David Birnie and Dr. Pablo Nery, implanted a new innovative leadless defibrillator, the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD), to a 18 year-old...
September 21, 2012
According to a recent NRC Picker report, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) receives outstanding patient satisfaction rates, positioning the heart health care centre among the best in Ontario.
September 7, 2012
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) and its Foundation are delighted today to launch the first edition of a new magazine, Matters of the Heart . Meant to influence the lifestyle choices of those living in Ottawa and across Canada, this free bilingual publication offers everything from...
June 7, 2012
During its first-ever Long Service Awards Ceremony, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) today recognizes over 200 members of its outstanding team - devoted staff members who joined the Institute from 5 to 40 years ago.
June 1, 2012
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Liu as its new Scientific Director. Dr. Liu will work with the members of the Institute, its various stakeholders, and the broader national and international research community to enhance the...
April 3, 2012
A recent global ranking has just confirmed the undeniable research strength of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) by placing it in the top 2% of the best research institutions in the world. This comes as the most coveted international medical journal The Lancet gives its endorsement...
March 29, 2012
Developed in Canada and conducted by researchers from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), in partnership with Spartan Bioscience, the world’s first bedside genetic test has received acknowledgment by The Lancet, the world’s leading general medical journal.
March 4, 2012
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) held its 21 st annual telethon today and is proud to announce it has raised a record amount of $6.1 million to continue providing outstanding patient care to all Canadians and pursuing its research excellence worldwide.
January 20, 2012
As National Non-Smoking Week draws to a close, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, a national leader in smoking cessation, encourages smokers to “never quit trying to quit!”
Quitting smoking is the most important action a smoker can take to positively affect his or her heart health.