2015

  • November 27, 2015
    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....
  • November 25, 2015
    Patients with coronary artery disease spend an average of 8 hours each day sitting; Men were more sedentary than women Patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise, reveals research from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and published today in the...
  • November 9, 2015
    As house leagues across Canada come together to triumph during the 2015-2016 hockey season, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Ottawa Paramedics would like to remind everyone that, unless you are Sidney Crosby… or P.K. Subban, there are some important health facts you might want to...
  • October 25, 2015
    It is during the 2015 Canadian Cardiovascular congress, the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada, that three physicians and researchers from the Heart Institute were awarded prestigious prizes recognizing their outstanding achievements and contribution to...
  • September 8, 2015
    Researchers from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), together with the teams of Dr. Martin Farrell at Oxford University, and Dr. Sekar Kathiresan at the Broad Institute, have found the answer to an ongoing debate in the cardiovascular scientific world. Dr. Ruth McPherson and Dr. Majid...
  • May 31, 2015
    Today, the world celebrates No Tobacco Day. For the past 28 years, this day is observed annually to raise awareness on the dangers of using tobacco, and on what is being achieved to fight this ongoing epidemic. World No Tobacco Day also encourages people around the globe to abstain from using...
  • May 1, 2015
    The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) was proud and honoured to welcome 5 new outstanding physicians in the last year, and from all specialized areas of cardiology. Hailing from among the best training, care, and research centres in the world, these specialists will undoubtedly contribute...
  • April 24, 2015
    Ever heard of Heart Failure? Is it a heart attack? Or maybe a new way for referring to heart disease? Heart failure is Canada’s most prevalent and most costly chronic disease, with hospital care alone costing close to $10 billion annually. Every five minutes someone with heart failure in Canada...
  • April 17, 2015
    Roasted sweet potatoes. Home-made hummus. Grilled veggie wraps. Soups made from scratch. It’s what you might expect on the menu of a downtown bistro. Yet, thanks to the leadership of the Heart Institute (UOHI) and the generosity of its Patient Alumni Association, it’s exactly the kind of healthy,...
  • March 1, 2015
    The University of Ottawa Heart Institute held its 24th annual telethon today and is proud to announce it has raised $7.8 million thanks to the tremendous support of the community. Each gift will enable our physicians and nurses to continue providing exemplary care with state-of-the-art technology,...
  • February 17, 2015
    The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) inaugurated today its much awaited Magnetic Resonance Imaging system (MRI), the first in the Ottawa-Gatineau region to be exclusively dedicated to cardiac patients. The acquisition of the new equipment was made possible thanks to the remarkable...
  • February 12, 2015
    According to the most recent Patient Experience Surveys from National Research Corporation (NRCC), the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) once again received all...
  • January 21, 2015
    Smokers in Eastern Ontario now have a new one-stop shop program that offers tailored quit-smoking options based on a smoker’s individual needs. The MyQuit.ca program, one of a few programs of this kind in Canada, was designed by ex-smokers and local healthcare professionals bringing together the...
  • January 15, 2015
    At the official groundbreaking ceremony held today at the Ottawa Heart Institute, Dr. Thierry Mesana, President and CEO of the Institute, joined John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre and...