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
Our symbol or, swirl, is the visual representation of the interplay of these core strengths.read more
The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC), created and powered by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), is celebrating ten years of partnership with local hospitals in the Champlain LHIN.read more
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”
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!read more
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
Diet & Nutrition
These tasty appetizers wrapped in crisp, low-fat pastry will be the hit of the party.read more
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
Fitness & Wellness
What is blood pressure and how is it a risk factor for heart disease?read more
Men and women tend to deal with life changing circumstances differently. Heart disease is no exception, and the issues men experience often are not specifically addressed.read more
Disponible seulement en anglais With Dr. Andrew Pipe of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. www.ottawamodel.ca...read more
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
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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