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

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A community of like-hearted individuals

Where patients find understanding and support

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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

Humans of Ottawa

The Heart Institute is featuring a month long series of patient stories in February called Humans of Ottawa.

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Super Salad

Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Cooking Event January 16, 2017

Super Salad

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Diet & Nutrition

Super Salad

Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Cooking Event January 16, 2017

Super Salad

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Fitness & Wellness

Vial of Life

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.

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It Takes 26 Seconds

Disponible seulement en anglais With Dr. Andrew Pipe of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

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Member Stories

Lise Grant

I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to write this. Life sometimes gets ahead of us and buries emails.

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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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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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