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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Legalized marijuana will be a reality in Canada, likely by July 2018. This opening up of legal access will have a variety of health implications.read more
The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre: Changing the Landscape for Women with or at risk for Cardiovascular Diseases
Guest Speaker: Thais Coutinho, MD
Topic: “ The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre: Changing the Landscape for Women with or at risk for Cardiovascular Diseases”
Guest Speaker: Thierry Mesana, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Topic: “Future of Cardiovascular Care”
Anne Stolarik, an Advanced Practice Nurse for cardiac surgery at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, is offering female patients more than just a little post-op support.read more
BRUISE CONTROL-2: Continued vs. Interrupted use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Pacemaker or Defibrillator Surgery
Research attempts to answer the question of how to manage anticoagulants in patients at the time of device surgery.read more
Diet & Nutrition
If desired, serve the potato fingers with plain yogurt.read more
Hearty grains add substance to pancakes without adding heaviness and will keep you satisfied through the morning. The cinnamon yogurt topping is the perfect complement along with fresh fruit.read more
Having after workout snacks ready to go is a big help to grab and fuel your hard working self.read more
In a saucepan off the heat, combine the sugar and cornstarch.read more
A chili recipe that delivers on flavour even if you’re short on time.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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