Patient establishes legacy fund to honour surgeon who saved his life

Dr. Thierry Mesana’s legacy as the valve surgeon at the helm of the Heart Institute lives on with significant endowment from a former patient Thierry Mesana, MD, is nearing the end of his second term as president and CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The heart valve surgeon who

Canada's leading heart congress to honour Dr. Rob Beanlands, women’s heart health alliance

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) is awarding Rob Beanlands, MD, of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) with its top honour for outstanding career achievement, and the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance (CWHHA) for significant contributions to prevention of cardiovascular

Research chair in vascular and metabolic inflammation awarded to Heart Institute scientist

Katey Rayner, PhD, of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, has been named chairholder of the University Research Chair in Vascular and Metabolic Inflammation at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa). In addition to concurrent sources of external funding, the chair will receive $125,000 over five

Important advice for patient emergencies during the pandemic

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is here to support you. We care about you, your health, your safety, and your heart. Please don’t ignore your symptoms. A delay in seeking care could have a lasting impact on the outcome of your treatment. Please note: Hospital staff are taking every

Tackling the other pandemic: The rise in cardiovascular diseases

In the July issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Dr. Marc Ruel, president of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and division head of cardiac surgery at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, contemplates the recent rise in cardiovascular disease and the “worthy and worldly”

Heart Institute scientists awarded more than $3M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the winning recipients of its Project Grant program for Spring 2022, and three University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in project funding. The winning researchers from the UOHI for

Heart Institute establishes "super chair" to improve care for patients with heart valve disease

Despite continuous improvements in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with valvular heart disease, cardiologists believe heart valve disease represents the next cardiovascular epidemic. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is establishing an endowment fund for heart

Nordic walking provides sustained health benefits to heart patients

All exercise is good, and some is better than none, but the health benefits of Nordic walking are superior, study finds. Cardiovascular rehab programs and exercise in general is known to improve the health of people with heart disease. However, less is known about whether such improvements are

Heart Institute scientists to inspire future leaders in biomedical materials, diabetes research with government funding

Two University of Ottawa Heart Institute scientists - Emilio Alarcon, PhD, and Erin Mulvihill, PhD – will work on important projects receiving federal funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)

Heart & Stroke Foundation funds innovative Heart Institute research

The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada named two (2) researchers from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute recipients of project funding through its Grant-in-Aid Program, and honoured Erin Mulvihill, PhD, with its National New Investigator Award. The Grant-in-Aid Program provides operating