Research and accomplishments

A tribute to Dr. Martial G. Bourassa

Categories: Research and accomplishments , Donations and partnerships - Friday 16 July, 2021

This article is adapted from the Foundation’s magazine The Foundation decided to honour one of Quebec’s most pioneering cardiologists by creating the Martial G. Bourassa Cardiovascular Medicine Innovation Fund last August. Thanks to your generosity,…

Towards a better understanding of congenital heart disease

Categories: Research and accomplishments , Donations and partnerships - Monday 31 May, 2021

This article is adapted from the Foundation’s magazine The new André Chagnon research chair offers tremendous support to this fast-growing branch of cardiovascular medicine. Last August, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation announced the creation of…

Preventing cognitive decline caused by atrial fibrillation

Categories: Research and accomplishments , Testimonials - Monday 12 April, 2021

This article is adapted from the Foundation’s magazine Dr. Lena Rivard and her colleagues Dr. Denis Roy and Dr. Paul Khairy, physician researchers in cardiology and electrophysiologists at the Montreal Heart Institute, are leading BRAIN-AF,…

A woman of heart and conviction

Categories: Research and accomplishments , Testimonials , Donations and partnerships - Sunday 4 April, 2021

This article is adapted from the Foundation’s magazine Of her own accord, the philanthropist found herself at the epicentre of international initiatives to advance the COLCORONA clinical trial, along with Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif. Passionate and driven…

The creativity needed to innovate

Categories: Research and accomplishments , Testimonials - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

This article is adapted from the Foundation’s magazine When you look at it in detail, human life has an almost mathematical structure. The more we study it, the better we grasp its complexity and the closer…

The value of research

Categories: Research and accomplishments , Testimonials - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

This article is adapted from the Foundation’s magazine Dr. Lena Rivard is an electrophysiologist andcardiology researcher at the Montreal Heart Institute. An associate professor and research scholar, she’s always been fascinated by the heart, as…

Dr. Judith Brouillette: a psychiatrist who cares about health care workers

Categories: Research and accomplishments , Testimonials - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on after nearly a year, every action can make a difference when it comes to mental health. That’s why the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is proud to be involved in…

Diabetes prevention clinic sponsored by Sun Life: fighting type 2 diabetes, one patient at a time

Categories: Research and accomplishments , Donations and partnerships - Sunday 1 November, 2020

In January 2019, the Montreal Heart Institute’s EPIC Centre inaugurated the Diabetes Prevention Clinic sponsored by Sun Life. Its goal is to improve the health of type 2 diabetics and reduce their risks of developing…

COLCOT-T2D: how can we prevent cardiovascular diseases in type 2 diabetics?

Categories: Research and accomplishments - Friday 9 October, 2020

In November 2019, Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Montreal Heart Institute’s Research Centre, presented the results of his major international study called COLCOT (Colchicine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial). The results of this clinical study were published…

The COLCOT study: a world-class discovery made at the Montreal Heart Institute

Categories: Research and accomplishments - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s leading cause of death. In Canada, they are also the leading cause of death for women. In fact, heart attacks kill nearly 1 in 4 women. Faced with this alarming…