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Patient Survey

In our ongoing efforts towards engaging patients of the UOHI we, the Alumni and the UOHI, are supporting this survey.

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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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$100,000

Patient Beds 2003, 2004

$20,000

Annually for Heart Health Education Centre

$31,000

STEMI Cooling Blankets 2010

$180,000

H4 Patient Telemetry System 2011

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Providing relevant information to heart patients.

New & Events

Delayed Diagnosis, Not Gender Affects Women’s Treatment for Heart Disease

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.

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Diet & Nutrition

Saucy Cherry Grunt

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.

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Salmon Yogurt Spread

With protein from both yogurt and salmon, this snack is sure to hit the spot when hunger strikes. Try it as an appetizer too!

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Put your Heart into Tickers Cooking

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.

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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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Member Stories

Shelley Posen

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...

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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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scotiabank

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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