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

32nd Patient Alumni Association Annual General Meeting

  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...

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Diet & Nutrition

Put Your Heart Into Tickers Cooking

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.

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Atlantic Salmon With Roasted Eggplant And Sauce Vierge

      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...

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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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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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