And now, a little something about our members

Member Stories

Members of Patient Alumni come from all walks of life but have one thing in common, their experience with the Ottawa Heart Institute. Take a look around to learn a bit more about our members, and who makes us what we are.

Are you a former patient with a story to tell? Tell us about your experience with the Heart Institute.

Maureen Monaghan

WOMAN AT RISK, AGE 59, OTTAWA, ON Hello my name is Maureen Monaghan. I am 59 years old and 10 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. I also have a family history of heart disease so I know I have a higher risk of heart problems. Up until last year I had been able to...

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Steve Cameron

Often when we think of heart disease, we think of it affecting the elderly. The truth is that heart disease can affect anyone, at any age. Even somebody who is only 24 years old, like me. When I was only two years old, I had open-heart surgery at Sick Kids Hospital in...

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Peter Lawrence

In August 1988, Dr. Keon replaced my aortic valve with a metal one. Of all the challenges I faced while recovering, the greatest was an emotional and mental one. It was very difficult immediately after surgery for me to get my head around the idea of getting well and...

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Joel Perelmutter

In December 2005, at the age of forty-two, I bent down to pick something up from the floor at my father’s house and experienced a sharp pain my chest followed by a tingling sensation in my arms. I knew I was having a heart attack. After driving myself home my wife...

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