Listen to your heart

Join current and former patients, family, caregivers and community members.

Become a member

Listen to your heart

Join current and former patients, family, caregivers and community members.

Become a member

myOttawaHeart is a secure online patient portal that lets you access your personal health information

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A community of like-hearted individuals

Where patients find understanding and support

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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.

Do you need support following your heart experience?

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Can you provide heart support to others?

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Patient Beds 2003, 2004


Annually for Heart Health Education Centre


STEMI Cooling Blankets 2010


H4 Patient Telemetry System 2011

Fill your head with information about your heart.

Providing relevant information to heart patients.

New & Events

From Despair to Hope

Guest Speaker: Gyaandeo Maharajh, MD, FRCSC
Topic: “From Despair to Hope – The evolution of congenital cardiac surgery through the advent of the arterial switch operation”

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The Tale of the Mummy

Wrapped head-to-toe in bandages turned brown with age, her heart lay still in her chest … a heart that had stopped beating 2,500 years ago!

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Diet & Nutrition

Fitness & Wellness

It Takes 26 Seconds

Disponible seulement en anglais With Dr. Andrew Pipe of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

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Patient Alumni Community

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.

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Member Stories

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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Lannie Mitchell

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.

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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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Join fellow alumni in conversations about heart, health and healing

A new place to share, support and gather.

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