2014

  • December 22, 2014
    The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is celebrating 2014 with pride, and a great sense of achievement. Significant accomplishments in patient care and research were made possible by the Heart Institute’s committed team which have undeniably contributed to the Institute’s reputation in...
  • December 15, 2014
    The Government of Canada announced that the Canadian Arrhythmia Network, in which the Heart Institute is a partner, will receive a total of $26.3 million over five years to collaborate on research aimed at reducing premature deaths and suffering caused by heart rhythm disturbances.
  • December 10, 2014
      As the first snow storm of the season is about to hit the Ottawa-Gatineau region, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute wants to reiterate the importance of taking all precautions when shovelling snow, in order to avoid serious cardiac events. Simple, easy steps can save lives!
  • November 24, 2014
    The University of Ottawa Heart Institute applauds Ontario’s new measures to protect youth from the dangers of tobacco and the potential harms of electronic cigarettes. The new measures include the ban of the sale and supply of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 19, the prohibition of the use...
  • November 7, 2014
    Centre to address disparities in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women The first-ever Women’s Heart Health Centre in Canada was launched today by the Ottawa Heart Institute. Dedicated to ensuring that women are well-informed and...
  • October 22, 2014
    The most recent global ranking from SCIMAGO Institutions ranking (SIR) reaffirms the undeniable research excellence and vitality of the Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), by placing it in the top 200 of the best research institutions in the world, and across all fields of study. In Canada, the Heart...
  • October 2, 2014
    Discovery Could Eventually Lead to New Treatments for Hypertension and Heart Failure Ottawa, ON and Baltimore, MD, October 2, 2014— New research by scientists at the Ottawa Heart Institute and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has uncovered a new pathway by which the brain...
  • September 3, 2014
    A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, led by Dr. Alexandre Stewart, have uncovered an intriguing link between heart attacks and a protein that is of great interest to drug companies for its impact on cholesterol.
  • August 25, 2014
    The Government of Canada has chosen Ottawa to become the country’s leading authority in medical devices commercialization with the announcement of a $14.5 million investment in the Medical Devices Commercialization Centre (MDCC). This new Centre stems from the University of Ottawa’s Medical Devices...
  • July 21, 2014
    A new survey, ordered by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, shows that a majority of Canadian women lack knowledge of heart disease symptoms and risk factors, and that a significant proportion is even unaware of their own risk status. The findings underscore the opportunity for patient...
  • June 18, 2014
    In a recent study published in Tobacco Control, researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC), an intervention that includes in-hospital counseling, pharmacotherapy and post-hospital follow-up,...
  • May 28, 2014
    The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, its entire team, and the hundreds of transplant patients are proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its heart transplant program, initiated by the legendary Dr. Wilbert Keon. Mr. Jean-Yves Villeneuve was the first transplant patient, and the attending...
  • May 12, 2014
    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.
  • May 5, 2014
    According to the most recent Patient Experience Surveys from National Research Corporation (NRCC), the Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) continues to receive impressive patient satisfaction rates. The Institute is the top performing academic hospital in Ontario in overall patient care, and places...
  • April 24, 2014
    When medical visionary Dr. Adolfo de Bold demonstrated that the heart not only acts as a pump but also has an endocrine function, he turned the cardiovascular research world on its head. Three decades later, his transformative discovery has earned him the 2014 Grand Prix scientifique Lefoulon-...
  • April 24, 2014
    A new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), published today in Cell Reports, sheds light on a mysterious gene that likely influences cardiovascular health. After five years, UOHI researchers now know how one genetic variant works and suspect that it contributes...
  • March 24, 2014
    The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) held its 23rd annual telethon today and is proud to announce it has raised over $6.8 million thanks to the support of the community. The generous gifts will help the Institute to continue providing exemplary patient care, using the latest state-of-...
  • March 20, 2014
    Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute will release shortly a request for proposals to companies prequalified to build and finance the Heart Institute Cardiac Life Support Services Redevelopment project.
  • March 14, 2014
    Dr. Katey Rayner, researcher in the Atherosclerosis, Genomics and Cell Biology Group at the Ottawa Heart Institute, has been awarded an Early Researcher Award today by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. Dr. Rayner will receive funding in the amount of $150,000 for her research.
  • March 11, 2014
    Researchers from the Ottawa Heart Institute have found a new heart failure-protective protein. In findings published this week in Nature Communications, the researchers detail the protective role of a new protein called HACE1. They had found it to be present at increased levels in the blood of...
  • February 24, 2014
    As part of an important funding announcement made today by The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR, a total of $24.4 million has been awarded to two distinguished research networks, co-lead by the Ottawa Heart Institute. The Canadian Atrial...
  • February 3, 2014
    The Ottawa Heart Institute Heart Transplant Program has reached a new milestone. After performing its 500th heart transplant in 2012, the Heart Institute’s team performed Canada’s highest number of heart transplants in 2013 with a striking total of 36 transplants while achieving a 100% survival...
  • January 20, 2014
    The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC), created and powered by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), has reached an impressive 120,000 smokers across Canada since 2006, through personalized, best practice tobacco dependence treatment, resulting in increased quit attempts and long...