COVID-19 Update

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) Patient Alumni is working closely with the Heart Institute senior management to keep all its members (patients, family members, relatives, friends and caregivers) informed of all developments with regards to the impact of COVID-19 at the Heart Institute.

Posted on March 24, 2020

Help Shape the Future of Patient Care

“(As a patient partner), I bring in a totally different perspective – doctors, clinicians, nurses – you’re missing one thing – the patient. And we have stuff to say.” Being a Patient Partner is a volunteer opportunity to work alongside clinicians, researchers and staff to improve the quality of care provided at the Heart Institute.

Posted on March 20, 2020

Meet the Expert: A Woman’s Heart – The Truth About Women’s Heart Disease

On February 25, 2020, the Patient Alumni Association held another successful Meet the Expert event. The event featured experts and patients who shared their knowledge and experience of women’s heart disease and support for women with heart disease. Read more to view the event online or access recommended resources.

Posted on March 11, 2020

The Alumni Gives Back

As part of its mandate, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) Patient Alumni Association (Alumni) works to improve patient comfort and care by working with UOHI staff, patients and their families to identify opportunities for projects that support patient wellbeing. Since its inception in 1976, the Alumni has spent over five million $ on these projects. Projects range from buying medical and technical support…

Posted on February 24, 2020

Five reasons to learn CPR!

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute offers CPR workshops that are especially designed for you – there’s no test at the end and you’ll gain lifesaving skills and confidence. The Alumni Association covers half the cost of participation.

Posted on February 19, 2020

SOLD OUT- A Woman’s Heart: The Truth About Women’s Heart Disease

Due to the overwhelming response to the Meet the Expert event “A Woman’s Heart: The Truth About Women’s Heart Disease” that will take place on February 25th, this event is sold out. We will endeavour to organize a similar event as soon as possible and we will keep you informed. Thank you for your interest. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Association…

Posted on February 3, 2020

Fact or Fad? Debunking Diet Trends

With so many different diet trends out there these days, it can be hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. The Heart Institute’s Registered Dietitian, Kathleen Turner, debunks some of these fads and shares her expertise on what makes a healthy diet.

Posted on January 24, 2020

Ottawa Heart Support Group

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020; 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Hadi Toeg, MD, MSc, MPH

Topic: How to Fix a Broken Heart

Posted on January 23, 2020

February is Heart Month.  Find out how you can participate!

Heart Month brings attention to the importance of cardiovascular health and what we can do to reduce our risk. It offers an opportunity for individuals, groups and businesses to take the lead in raising awareness and funds for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Donations raised during Heart Month fund equipment, patient care programs, research and education to help health professionals better understand, treat, and prevent heart disease. By supporting the Heart Institute during Heart Month and taking part in the activities that have been prepared, you will have a big impact on changing and saving lives in our community.

Posted on January 23, 2020

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.

Posted on January 3, 2020

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.

Posted on December 12, 2019