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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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Get Involved In Our Research Activities

Engaging patients is critical to our understanding of the issues that are most important for those living day-to-day with a specific condition. We are seeking appropriate volunteers to serve as Patient Partners in Research, to work alongside our Researchers and staff.

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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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