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Try the New HeartWise Exercise Mobile App

If you’ve been struggling with your home exercise routine or unsure how to get started with exercise after your heart event, there’s now an App to help. Experts from the Division of Cardiac Prevention at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have developed a new HeartWise Exercise mobile App with heart patients in mind.  You’ll receive a personalized exercise program, a place to track…

Posted on May 28, 2020

Recognizing UOHI On-site Staff

  Throughout this pandemic, on-site staff at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to their work.  With every day, there may be a new procedure that has evolved or needs may have changed to keep patients safe and to keep delivering necessary procedures and surgeries.  Their perseverance is exceptional. To thank them for their exceptional service, the Patient…

Posted on May 19, 2020

A Dose of Inspiration

There’s plenty to be concerned about these days, and it can be difficult to stay calm and hopeful when dealing with the challenges many of us are facing personally as well as the daily news about the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, it can be uplifting to see how members of our community near and far are coming together in incredible ways – whether it’s…

Posted on May 15, 2020

How are you coping?

COVID-19 is affecting core aspects of people’s lives in a unique manner. Researchers want to understand the impacts of these changes and determine what helps people cope. The survey asks about your current living / work situation, your physical and mental well-being and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your life. The survey takes between 20 and 65 minutes to complete. You are invited…

Posted on April 30, 2020

Making the Most of Your Time at Home

Most of us are spending a lot more time at home these days, practicing social distancing and/or self-isolation to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19. The restrictions being imposed by this pandemic mean that our normal routines and activities may have been disrupted, and it can take some time to adjust to this new reality. Luckily, there are many online resources to help…

Posted on April 17, 2020

Eating Well while Staying at Home

Mayor Jim Watson: “I’m finding I’m eating a lot more because I’m here at home, nothing going on for the next half hour, I’ll go down and get something to eat.” With everyone spending more time at home these days, it can be challenging to know what to eat – stress, a change in routine, boredom, easy access to the fridge – any of…

Posted on April 16, 2020

From the Bottom of our Hearts, Thank You!

Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for the dedication and commitment of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) staff through these unprecedented times.  As the context of this pandemic unfolds around us, you have persevered with the daily work of the hospital and responded to the ever-evolving circumstances with resilience and courage.  As most of us know, while those who can do so…

Posted on April 16, 2020

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