A community of like-hearted individuals.

Where patients find understanding and support.














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Helping enhance the heart patient experience. Because we've been there.

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myOttawaHeart is a secure online patient portal that lets you access your personal health information


Welcome. The Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni was established in 1989. Since then, more than 8,000 former patients and their families have maintained an association with the Heart Institute through the Alumni.

In 2016, in light of expanded focus on patient engagement across the health care system, and of the recently launched UOHI Strategic Plan, Stronger Together, the Patient Alumni is in the midst of realigning its activities and resources to better reflect this change in landscape.

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Patient Beds 2003, 2004


Annually for Heart Health Education Centre


STEMI Cooling Blankets 2010


H4 Patient Telemetry System 2011

Fill your head with information about your heart.

Providing relevant information to heart patients.

New & Events

Special Friend of the Patient Alumni

In 2013 the Patient Alumni introduced an ad hoc award to recognize and thank an individual from within the Heart Institute or the HI Foundation who has been exceptional in supporting the Patient Alumni to achieve its objectives.

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The Patient Alumni Volunteer Award

For a number of years the Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni has annually recognized an outstanding Patient Alumni volunteer who has generously devoted time and demonstrated commitment to the Patient Alumni.

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Diet & Nutrition

Fitness & Wellness

Member Stories

Victoria E Mosonyi

Thanks to the staff of doctors and nurses and their dedication Victoria Mosonyi is alive and has a second chance to her life.

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Joseph Lunn

I have spent most of 2015 here at the Heart Institute. It is my home away from home.

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Diane Burton

Join me as I share with you some of my lessons learned and how I’m living heart disease now.

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Lannie Mitchell

My family doctor encouraged me to participate in the CardioPrevent® program at the Heart Institute and with their help I became more aware of my food choices.

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We thank Scotiabank for the generous contribution they made to the Institute as it moves towards the expansion of its patient care facilities.

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