Recounting your top Beats of 2021

January 18, 2022
Recounting your top Beats of 2021

The holiday season has come and gone. So, while we’re still honouring our New Year, New Me mantra, lets revisit our most popular stories from last year. 

Health podcast helps listeners be “heart-wise”

It’s March 2021: The Heart Institute’s Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation releases the first episodes of a new health and wellness podcast. Hosted by Dr. Bob Reid, The Heartwise Podcast promises listeners practical and pragmatic advice to help them live healthier and happier lives.

Read the 5th most popular story »


Drs. Bob Reid and Peter Liu talk COVID-19 vaccines

On an episode of The Heartwise Podcast (recorded May 5), Dr. Peter Liu emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated, saying “Getting vaccinated as soon as possible is our best strategy, and we need to do this on a population level.” 

Read the 4th most popular story »


COVID-19 variants are changing the pandemic landscape in Canada

Back in April, the pandemic’s third wave hit record highs in case numbers, hospitalizations and ICU admissions. Dr. Peter Liu, the Heart Institute’s 2020 recipient of the Global Achievement Award, helped us better understand the cardiovascular implications of COVID-19.

Read the 3rd most popular story »


All in for Heart Month

February is Heart Month, a time to reflect on the importance of our cardiovascular health and to learn about how we can manage our risk factors for heart disease. Revisit our 2021 campaign now because Heart Month 2022 is just around the corner.

Read the 2nd most popular story »


The Heart Institute turns 45!

In recognition of the Heart Institute’s 45th anniversary, we reminisce over some of the most notable moments in our history, including a Royal visit from Princess Diana, a CT scan performed on a 2,500-year-old mummy, the completion of the Life Support Capital Project, and much more.

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We hope you enjoyed this look at our top stories from 2021. The Beat is already working on several interesting heart health stories to bring you in 2022.

Stay tuned and stay safe!