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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New & Events
We are about to start a program for comprehensive risk factor management and walking rehabilitation for patients with peripheral arterial disease / claudication, in order to better control their risk factors, decrease their future risk of cardiovascular events, and improve their walking abilities which will result in improvement in quality of life.read more
Guest Speaker: Chamoun Chamoun, MD, FRCPC
Topic: “Cardiac Tests and Medications”
CHICAGO, September 28, 2017 — Women with heart disease typically receive less complete surgical revascularization with arterial grafts than men do, but not because of gender bias. Instead, factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women may contribute to the differences in treatment, according to a new study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.read more
Learn CPR with family and friends! This workshop is specifically designed for patients and family members of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.read more
Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Capital Oktoberfest presented by MacKenzie Investments at Bier Markt Ottawa on October 4th in support of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation.read more
Diet & Nutrition
Whether it’s the cherries that grunt as they bake, or people in satisfaction, this comforting dessert gets a jump-start on top of the stove. Serve warm with a scoop of frozen yogurt.read more
CURRIED BEEF BROCHETTES
The trick to a crisp but healthy parmigiana is bake-frying.read more
With protein from both yogurt and salmon, this snack is sure to hit the spot when hunger strikes. Try it as an appetizer too!read more
Building on the success of its January Food Cooking Demonstration, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Association proudly carried on a follow-up event on April 25th, 5:30 pm, at Tickers restaurant.read more
Fitness & Wellness
The Virtual Care Program is an online system that uses best practices to help you take control of your heart health.read more
Getting the flu shot can help us avoid all of the uncomfortable symptoms of influenza. But can it do even more than that?read more
The Vial of Life is the least expensive project funded by the Ottawa Heart Institute’s Patient Alumni association at $0.60 per unit, yet it is highly effective and potentially life-saving.read more
What is blood pressure and how is it a risk factor for heart disease?read more
Men and women tend to deal with life changing circumstances differently. Heart disease is no exception, and the issues men experience often are not specifically addressed.read more
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s FAB REHAB Rehab today! Welcome back To treadmill, rowing, bike, and track Time to exercise a while— Weigh yourself and grab your file Check your pulse and your blood pressure Exercises made-to-measure. Join the circle, take a...read more
I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to write this. Life sometimes gets ahead of us and buries emails.read more
Lynn Ashdown was discharged from a 4 week admission at the Heart Institute.read more
Thanks to the staff of doctors and nurses and their dedication Victoria Mosonyi is alive and has a second chance to her life.read more
The Five Boro ride is a breathtaking event.read more
I represent the Ottawa Heart Institute on the Board of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni.read more
Each time the respected professionals at the Heart Institute reminded me to walk at least half an hour a day, I committed to do so.read more
I have spent most of 2015 here at the Heart Institute. It is my home away from home.read more
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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