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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.

Volunteering with the OHI Patient Alumni is an opportunity for you to pay it forward.  We are currently seeking volunteers (patients and/or family members) with a variety of skills and time available (could be a few hours a month):  to organize or help manage events, broadcast on FB live, participate in committees where a patient perspective is needed, or connect with patients/family members about to go through what you have experienced. To explore volunteer opportunities, please contact alumnivolunteer@ottawaheartalumni.ca

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New & Events

Did You Miss The August Heart Support Group Lecture?

      Did you know? Some Statistics  1.3 million de Canadians report having heart disease  Cardiovascular diseases are the second-leading cause of death in Canada  Men are more likely than women to have heart disease (5.3 % vs. 4.2 %); though studies...

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A Song In Our Hearts

The upcoming concert is a fundraiser for the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund (wcef-fscw.ca) on Saturday, November 3rd at the Wakefield Community Centre.

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Diet & Nutrition

Carrot Potato Pancakes

Carrots provide an interesting variation to this traditional favourite. These pancakes are excellent as a crispy partner for roasted chicken, pork or fish. Serve with Dill Yogurt Sauce.

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Whether you prepare this frozen yogurt in an ice cream maker or in a shallow pan, you will love the delicious strawberry flavour.

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Fitness & Wellness

Meet the Expert – May 8, 2018

The University of Ottawa Patient Alumni Association invites you to its fourth Meet the Expert* conference: Physical Activity: What Every Adult with Heart Disease Should Know Featuring: Dr. Jennifer Reed, RKin, PhD, Scientist, Director, Exercise Physiology and...

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What’s At Stake

What women, family, caregivers and health care professionals need to know about Women’s Heart Health.

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10 Tips for Emotional Health

Understanding and dealing with our moods is important for both preventing cardiovascular disease and for improving recovery. The Ottawa Heart Institute’s “10 Tips for Emotional Health” are designed to help.

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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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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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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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