Vial of Life

The Vial of Life is the least expensive project funded by the Ottawa Heart Institute’s Patient Alumni association at $0.60 per unit, yet it is highly effective and potentially life-saving. The Vial of Life kit is given to all patients upon discharge from the Ottawa...

Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure and how is it a risk factor for heart disease? It is the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system and is the measured by two numbers: systolic and diastolic pressure. High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, often known...

Helping Men Deal with the Emotional Impact of Heart Disease

  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. “Cultural expectations are that men shouldn’t show any emotions because that’s somehow...

It Takes 26 Seconds

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

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. It is a place where you can share your stories, post comments, and find...

Patient Alumni Community FAQ

What is the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Community? The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Community is a place for patients, their families, caregivers and friends can go to find support before, during and after their time at the Institute. The community is...