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Catch a quiet killer: Get screened for heart valve disease

February 22 is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day, an international campaign dedicated to raising awareness about heart valve disease—its risk factors, symptoms, detection, and treatment

Heart Institute projects receive more than $1.6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the recipients of its Fall 2023 Project Grant program. Three University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) projects are receiving upwards of $1.6 million to advance patient care . The UOHI projects receiving funding are listed below

February is Heart Month

January 30, 2024, OTTAWA — February is Heart Month in the capital, an opportunity for us all to consider the importance of heart and vascular health, and to raise essential funds for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI). “Every donation, no matter its size, helps fuel our mission to

National livestream presentation on Wear Red Canada Day, February 13

OTTAWA, February 6, 2024 — Media and the public are invited to learn about the current state of women's cardiovascular health in Canada and the actions that need to be taken to achieve equitable care in 2024. The Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre (CWHHC) at the University of Ottawa Heart

Dr. Rob Beanlands to become Heart Institute’s next president and chief executive officer

Five-year mandate set to begin April 1, 2024. OTTAWA, January 18, 2024 — The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is proud to announce that renowned cardiologist and clinician-scientist, Dr. Rob Beanlands , has been appointed as its next president and chief executive officer. Dr. Beanlands is

The world's top quit-smoking experts to share new insights this weekend in Ottawa

January 25, 2024, OTTAWA – National and international smoking cessation experts will converge in the capital this week to participate in the 16 th Annual Ottawa Conference: State-of-the-Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation , Canada’s premier event promoting the latest ideas and evidence in
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Heart Institute establishes world’s first centre of excellence for rare cardiac conditions

Rare cardiac conditions may not be as rare as previously thought, posing a growing concern for medical professionals. OTTAWA, January 23, 2024 – The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has launched the Canadian Centre for Rare Cardiac Conditions (CCRCC), the world’s first international

Heart Institute saddened by the passing of Canadian scientist and innovator, Dr. Tofy Mussivand

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is saddened by the passing of Dr. Tofigh (Tofy) Mussivand , an internationally acclaimed and renowned scientist who passed away on January 7, 2024. For more than 30 years, Dr. Tofy Mussivand served as chair and director of the Cardiovascular Devices

Beating strong: A look back at the year’s heart health headlines

In this article – our final of 2023 – we revisit the captivating physicians, clinicians, scientists, nurses and allied health professionals, and the inspiring narratives that made headlines in The Beat this year. From the important first steps of groundbreaking initiatives in cardiovascular health

Ottawa Public Health and local hospitals urge residents to get their updated COVID-19 and annual flu vaccines

December 14, 2023 – Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and local hospitals including: The Ottawa Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital, Hôpital Montfort, CHEO, Bruyère, The Royal and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute are urging eligible residents, especially those at higher risk, to receive their