Testimonials

Coming back from afar

Categories: Testimonials - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Gary Lawrence is a journalist and editor-in-chief of Espaces, an outdoor magazine, and a regular contributor to Le Devoir and L’actualité. He usually writes about travels, tourism, and outdoor adventures. The Foundation would like to…

Samantha Robinson: turning hardship into hope

Categories: Testimonials - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Samantha Robinson is an active young woman who is full of life. She is a PhD student in human genetics at McGill University who realized last September that everything can change in a heartbeat. A…

Dr. Sarah Gagliano Taliun: using genetics to keep hearts healthy

Categories: Testimonials - Monday 24 May, 2021

Born in Ontario, Dr. Sarah Gagliano moved to Montreal in 2020 during a global pandemic to join the Montreal Heart Institute’s research team. This is the story of a bright researcher who loves to take…

The Gurman brothers: Traveling the world in search of the best treatment

Categories: Testimonials - Monday 17 May, 2021

Twins Jonathan and Marvin Gurman, both entrepreneurs, recently underwent surgery for aortic valve stenosis. After consulting with various doctors around the world about the most advanced procedures in the field, they finally found the best…

Doing good while waiting for a heart transplant

Categories: Testimonials - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Éric Cool suffered a nearly fatal heart attack which upended his life. After undergoing emergency heart surgery, he is now closely monitored and waiting for a heart transplant. How does he quell his anxiety and…

A donation that is a tribute to Jacques Gendreau’s life

Categories: Testimonials , Donations and partnerships - Thursday 22 April, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is a symbol of hope for individuals, and their loved ones, who suffer from heart disease. Scientific breakthroughs can now improve the health of these patients and extend their life…

Two years of intensive learning

Categories: Testimonials , Learning at the Institute - Monday 19 April, 2021

This article is adapted from the Foundation’s magazine From Argentina to Montreal, Dr. Laura Vidales continues her specialization in congenital heart defects. Each year, cardiologists from around the world come through the doors of the…

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,…

When reality exceeds your wildest dreams

Categories: Testimonials - Friday 9 April, 2021

This article is adapted from the Foundation’s magazine Even as a child, Caroline Dupré knew she wanted to be a nurse. “Taking care of people is what’s most important to me. When I was small, I…

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…