Information Sessions for Patients: Epic MyChart - Our Online Patient Portal

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) will host Epic MyChart Information Sessions for patients. Details below: Thursday, January 16, 2020 2 to 3 p.m. UOHI, 40 Ruskin Street, East Foustanellas (second floor, room number H-2368). Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4 to 5 p.m. UOHI, 40 Ruskin Street

Heart Institute Scientist Receives Ontario Early Researcher Award

Dr. Emilio Alarcon has been awarded an Early Researcher Award by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Dr. Alarcon will receive funding in the amount of $190,000 over 5 years for his project titled Bio-inspired functional nanomaterials for tissue engineering. The

Holiday round-up: Our top stories of 2019

In our final article of the year, we’re re-gifting our most loved stories of 2019. We’ve got online health calculators for Jimmy, a SAFARI surprise for Sarah, some ceiling tile “heart work” for Uncle Tom, and more. Our 2019 holiday round-up has something for everyone. 5 th position Doctors on SAFARI

Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial Calculator

Predict risk of implantable electronic device infection using a novel infection risk score (PADIT). Science has led to the development of the PADIT risk infection calculator, the first-ever tool of its kind to help physicians and patients make better, more-informed decisions about cardiovascular

University of Ottawa Heart Institute receives $1 million grant from The TD Ready Challenge

Ottawa – The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has been named one of the ten winners of the 2019 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group. The Heart Institute will receive CDN $1 million from TD Bank Group to pursue innovative research designed to improve and expand the early

A Canadian first: Combining radiotherapy and cardiology to treat heart disease

Last month, a team of doctors at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), in partnership with their colleagues at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, successfully performed the country’s first completely non-invasive cardiac radio-ablation without incident. Using technology pioneered by

Heart Institute’s Dr. Erin Mulvihill receives Amgen Stewart Whitman Young Investigator Award

The Canadian Lipoprotein Conference (CLC) has named Dr. Erin Mulvihill of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) the 2019 recipient of the Amgen Stewart Whitman Young Investigator Award. Dr. Mulvihill is a scientist and director of the Energy Substrate Metabolism Research Laboratory at the

2019 Canadian research hospital rankings from Research Infosource

Together, research activity at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) totalled $140 million in 2017-18, up from $137 million the previous year. With their results being combined, this places them in fifth spot among all hospitals in Canada for research activity, or

Heart Institute’s Head of Cardiac Surgery Recognized with Distinguished Achievement Award

Canadian Doctor Honoured in America for Substantial Professional Contributions, Leadership The American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) presented its Distinguished Achievement Award to Canadian Doctor and Head of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Ottawa

"An unprecedented leap forward" in cardiac muscle repair after heart attack

Scientists at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have cooked up the first human protein gel material capable of repairing damaged heart tissue after a heart attack. The gel, made from recombinant human collagen in the BioEngineering and Therapeutic Solutions (BEaTS) laboratory of the