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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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New & Events
A team at the Ottawa Heart Institute is working to further improve survival rates and outcomes for cardiac arrest patients who make it to the hospital, through its Regional Cardiac Arrest Program—the first of its kind in Canada.read more
The Jeanne Fuller Red Dress Golf Classic are thrilled to announce the 10th anniversary of this great charity event held on Monday September 12th, 2016 in support of Women’s Heart Health was a huge success.read more
Guest Speaker: Esther Doucette, MSW
Topic: “A Closer Look At Stress: It Impacts Us All”
A hybrid OR brings together advanced surgical facilities with the resources of a cardiac catheterization lab and expanded imaging capabilities.read more
Guest Speaker: Marino Labinaz MD, FRCPC, FACC
Topic: “Transcatheter Therapies for Valvular Heart Disease”
Diet & Nutrition
Enjoy a delicious healthy meal for dinner tonight with this pork and carrot recipe.read more
Here’s a delicious twist on a favourite comfort food.read more
These fresh and healthy pita pockets will satisfy your taste buds and hunger.read more
Satisfy that sweet tooth with this delicious apple recipe.read more
Fitness & Wellness
Please join us on a specially designed new website created as a place where like minded people of Ottawa Heart Institute patients, family, friends and caregivers can come together to meet online.read more
Frequently asked questions about the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Community.read more
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSread more
Nicotine patches are safe to use with all medications. SMOKING interferes with almost all medications.read more
The Quit Smoking Program (QSP) is a nurse-led clinic that provides you with one-on-one support during your attempt to quit.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
Join me as I share with you some of my lessons learned and how I’m living heart disease now.read more
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.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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