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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The Heart Institute Patient Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to its 32nd Annual General Meeting and cocktail reception. Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 5:00 to 5:30 Annual General Meeting 5:30 to 7:30 Cocktail reception University of Ottawa Heart Institute...read more
Guest Speaker: Alexander Dick, MD, FRCPC
Topic: Cardiac Imaging – Seeing the Heart More Clearly
The April 16 th Monthly Meeting at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute has been cancelled. Members and guests will be notified when it will be rescheduled. Weather reports through the night have not improved, the roads are dangerous and walking outside is...read more
Participating in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program improves patients’ overall health and well-being and significantly lowers the risk of them having another cardiovascular event. However, a significant percentage of patients and caregivers remain fearful that they...read more
The Heart Institute Patient Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to its 32nd Annual General Meeting and cocktail reception. Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 5:00 to 5:30 Annual General Meeting 5:30 to 7:30 Cocktail reception University of Ottawa Heart Institute 40...read more
Diet & Nutrition
This casserole provides all the flavour of cabbage rolls without the work of rolling them!read more
Fruit and yogurt get special treatment in this dessert.read more
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni hosted the fourth “Put Your Heart Into Tickers” event. As usual, it was a sold out event.read more
Yields: 4 Step Amount Ingredients 1 2 Tbsp 30 ml Olive oil ¼ cup 60 ml Shallots, diced 2 tsp 10 ml Garlic cloves, minced ¼ tsp 1 ml Combined salt and pepper 2 2 ½ cups 600 ml Eggplant, cut into ½ inch cubes 1 tsp 5 ml Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) 3 1 cup...read more
Yields: 4 servings Steps Amount Ingredients 1 2 Ib 1 kg Red and golden beets 2 2 tsp 10 ml Olive oil ¼ tsp 1 ml Salt ¼ tsp 1 ml Black pepper 1 tsp 5 ml Lime juice 1/8 tsp ½ ml Balsamic vinegar 3 1 cup 250 ml Fresh arugula ¼ cup 60 ml Fresh cilantro,...read more
Fitness & Wellness
What women, family, caregivers and health care professionals need to know about Women’s Heart Health.read more
Getting enough sleep improves your overall health. These tips can help you sleep better.read more
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.read more
The Virtual Care Program is an online system that uses best practices to help you take control of your heart health.read more
Getting the flu shot can help us avoid all of the uncomfortable symptoms of influenza. But can it do even more than that?read more
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...read more
I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to write this. Life sometimes gets ahead of us and buries emails.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
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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