Making a Difference in People's Lives

The work of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute has touched the lives of untold thousands of patients, near and far. Do we make a difference? Here, in their own words, are some of our patients’incredible stories of their journeys from sickness to health.
 

2013

Brian Kilrea's Story

Getting you back on track after bypass surgery

 

Patient Satisfaction

You speak, We listen: Providing the best patient care in Ontario

 

Herta Rohde's Story

Healing patients and their families with innovative procedures

 

500th Transplant Story

500 heart transplants: One talented team and a life-changing gift

2012

Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure

Research Study Opens Promising New Avenues for Treatment of Heart Failure

 

Jerry's Story

Double Bypass Surgery and Taking Steps Towards a Heart Healthy Life

 

The Day Unit Volunteer Program

Volunteers in the Day Unit Lift Patients’Spirits and Calm Nerves

2011

Don's Story

Heart Condition Forces a Commitment to a Healthier Lifestyle

 

Serge's Story

Transplant Recipient and Heart Institute Staff Fly High

 

Mel's Story

Life-saving Treatment Revives a Healthy Active Father

 

jason's Story

Ground-breaking Corrective Valve Surgery for Congenital Heart Issues

2010

Mark's Story

Making Life Easier with Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

Lynn's Story

Beating Heart Attack and Depression

 

Mary's Story

Creating a Better Quality of Life

 

Margret's Story

Fixing a Faulty Valve Flap

 

2009

Danielle's Story

When Something Routine Becomes Complicated

 

Jim's Story

When Heart Disease Interrupts Living Well and Sharing Joy

 

Ken's Story

When a Heart Needs Help to Beat More Strongly

 

MJ's Story

When Not Saying No Can Lead to Heart Disease

 

Sean's Story

When Pressure in the Lungs Impairs the Heart

 

2008

Gary's Story

When Heart Disease Come as a Surprise

 

Morey Family Story

When Knowing About Heart Disease Brings Relief

 

Stephanie's Story

When Being Born with a Heart Defect Can Threaten Your Life

 

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