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Women@Heart Inpatient Peer Support Program

After being diagnosed with heart disease, being able to talk to another woman ‘who has been there’ can make an important difference in a female patient’s emotional recovery. The Women@Heart Inpatient Support Program was developed to meet this need.

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The Hidden Cost of Caregiving

Being a caregiver can be rewarding but also challenging. It’s important that you look after yourself. If you’re a caregiver, join us for a 6-week class in January that’s designed just for you.

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BEaTS Research Radio – Science and Innovation in Terms You Can Understand

  Canada is a global leader in science and innovation, but scientific research can sometimes be difficult for the average person to understand. BEaTS Research Radio aims to address this, by having young scientists interviewing some of the planet’s most brilliant medical masterminds, breaking down the science in terms you can understand. Every Monday from 10-11am, tune in to BEaTS Research Radio as it…

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Meet a few of the talented artists behind the ceiling tiles

Following the success of the Healing HeARTs project – where ceiling tiles were painted and have been installed above hospital beds in the Day Unit and Regional Referral Centre of the Heart Institute – we interviewed a few of the artists and asked them about their connection to the Heart Institute, what motivated them to paint a tile, and what this project has meant…

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Ottawa Heart Support Group Lecture

Guest Speaker: David Birnie, BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, MRCP, MD Topic: Patient Oriented Research David Birnie, MD, is staff cardiac electrophysiologist and Deputy Division Head of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He is also Full Professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Birnie co-leads the Ottawa Region strategic research Innovation Cluster on Arrhythmias His clinical…

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Top 10 Tips for Managing the Holidays

                        Practice self-compassion. You give to others, don’t forget to take care of yourself. This might include such things as reading a book, relaxing, or spending time with significant people in your life. Donate something to those less fortunate. You can donate food, toys, articles of clothing, or give your time to a…

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Ladies, it’s your turn!

Women have been neglected in research on Heart Disease for far too long. We know very little about you! Now is the time to take the bull by the horns! We are looking for women between the ages of 45 and 80 who have had a myocardial infarction as well as women who have never had one. This research study will investigate risk factors…

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A One-Stop Shop for Cardiac Imaging Services

The Heart Institute has recently renovated and relocated all its cardiac imaging services into one centralized area, and the results are quite impressive. Prior to the move on June 22, 2019, imaging services were scattered across the hospital in very tight spaces. Now, the following services can be found in one place: – Echocardiograms                     …

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A Lifesaving Skill – CPR Training for Heart Institute Patients, Family and Friends

This inspiring CTV News Video tells Mary Armour’s remarkable story of the lifesaving effects of CPR training and easily-accessible AEDs. When Mary had an unexpected cardiac event at work, she was fortunate enough to have some well-trained police and colleagues as well as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device nearby. Thanks to their swift and effective first aid treatment including CPR and use of…

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2019 Award Winners Honoured at our Annual General Meeting

The Heart Institute Patient Alumni successfully held its 33rd Annual General Meeting and cocktail reception on October 8th, 2019. Over 100 people attended the event at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Ottawa. To begin the evening, the formal 33rd Annual General Meeting was held, masterfully hosted by the Alumni President, Jean Bilodeau. Stephen Sharp, the Alumni’s Treasurer, presented the Audited Financial Report…

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