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.
Volunteering with the OHI Patient Alumni is an opportunity for you to pay it forward. We are currently seeking volunteers (patients and/or family members) with a variety of skills and time available (could be a few hours a month): to organize or help manage events, broadcast on FB live, participate in committees where a patient perspective is needed, or connect with patients/family members about to go through what you have experienced. To explore volunteer opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need support following your heart experience?Connect with fellow Alumni through the Community.
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New & Events
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) and its Patient Alumni Association celebrate February as Heart Month to raise awareness on the importance of cardiovascular health and on how to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.read more
Meet the Expert* conference:
Living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)read more
One of the things that make our Heart Institute the great institution that it is, is the ongoing program of research carried out by both specialized researchers, and the medical staff of the HI.read more
Guest Speaker: Esther Doucette, MSW
Topic: “The Emotional Roller Coaster of living with Heart Disease”
Guest Speaker: David Glineur, MD, PhD
Topic: “Robotic Surgery 2019”
Diet & Nutrition
In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onions and leeks for 10 minutes, stirring often.read more
Perfect for dessert or an afternoon snack, these granola bars are healthy and delicious.read more
Sautée the chopped onion, add cremini mushrooms, salt pepper and stir until soft then add chicken broth simmer for 20 minutes.read more
Cover for 10 minutes then serve immediately with the seasonal vegetables (carrots and rutabaga).read more
There is a long list of pumpkin spice inspired products available to consumers this time of year. There are pumpkin spiced beers, cereals and yes, even dog treats.read more
Fitness & Wellness
Stress is the mind and body’s response to a perceived threat or stressor, triggering the instinct known as the fight-or-flight response.read more
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
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
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
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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