Our top stories of 2020

December 14, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Grab a mug of hot chocolate and gather ‘round the fireplace. These are our top stories from the past year.

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CT scan technology may detect unknowing carriers of COVID-19

Dr. Andrew Crean and his colleagues at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute explored the potential for CT scan technology as a first step in detecting positive cases of COVID-19.

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Shining light to prolong life of the N95 surgical mask

Heart Institute scientists said innovation could enable healthcare workers to reuse their N95 masks without compromising health and safety.

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“Jump In” for women’s heart health this September

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation launched a virtual 30-day physical activity challenge in support of women’s heart health.

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Seven minutes to change the world for underserviced and remote populations

Can the Heart Institute validate a new, non-invasive, five-minute test for detecting coronary artery disease?

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The intrinsic relationship of brain, heart and mind

Research and clinical observations found major linkages between diseases of the brain and heart, including how they develop and progress.

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The Beat is taking a short break for the holidays, but we’ll be back in 2021 with more great stories to keep your heart beating happily in the New Year.

Have a safe and very merry holiday season.

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