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The relationship between mental well-being and cardiovascular health

Foundation - Thursday 21 July, 2022

While most health care professionals at the Montreal Heart Institute take care of a patient’s heart, Dr. Judith Brouillette, Director of the Psychiatry Department, provides care for their mental well-being.

A tradition of innovation

Foundation - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Interview with Dr. Denis Roy, winner of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Research Achievement Award and pillar of the Montreal Heart Institute.

Dr. Walid Ben Ali: building the interventional cardiac surgery of tomorrow

Foundation - Thursday 7 July, 2022

A cardiac surgeon with an impressive backstory, Dr. Walid Ben Ali joined the Montreal Heart Institute in April 2021. Since then, he has been actively researching, creating, and perfecting tools that could revolutionize the world of cardiac surgery in the future. An encounter with an innovation enthusiast!

A breeding ground for medical breakthroughs

Foundation - Monday 4 July, 2022

Dr. Jean-François Tanguay and Dr. Philippe Demers tell us how the Institute’s teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of cardiovascular medicine.

Genetic factors and lifestyle habits: can we act in favour of our cardiovascular health despite genetics?

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé, director of the Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

It’s often said that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… But what if we could somehow make it roll a bit farther away by having a healthier lifestyle? Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé, director of the Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute, demonstrates the important influence that various modifiable factors have on the genetically determined risk of heart disease.

Patients at the heart of the Institute’s decisions

Foundation - Friday 13 May, 2022

Mélanie La Couture, President and CEO of the Montreal Heart Institute explains how the Institute is positioning itself for the years to come.

Dr. Magali Pham: changing patients’ lives through radiology

Foundation - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

A radiologist specializing in thoracic imaging, Dr. Magali Pham joined the Montreal Heart Institute family in 2015. Team spirit, cutting-edge technology, concern for quality… Everything was aligned for this sociable and vibrant young doctor to quickly take to her new work environment!

Prevention: the key to a healthy heart and brain

Foundation - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

“Some might be asking themselves why an institution like ours, dedicated to cardiology, studies the brain. That’s because the heart and brain are in fact inextricably linked. What’s good for one is good for the other,” said Dr. Bherer who is dedicated to finding ways to prevent conditions that affect these two key organs.

Cardiovascular prevention to counteract cognitive disorders

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Louis Bherer, neuropsychologist at the Montreal Heart Institute - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

The brain and the heart: in literature these two organs are supposedly opposed to each other, which gives rise to great internal strife. In the field of health, however, they form an inseparable duo . Dr. Louis Bherer, neuropsychologist at the Montreal Heart Institute, is interested in prevention measures that act in synergy on these two central motors.

A great love for the Institute

Foundation - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Gilles Spinelli was admitted to the Montreal Heart Institute in 1979 for an aortic valve problem. At the time, he had no idea he was going to become one of the Institute’s most devoted volunteers, generously supporting its mission in myriad ways.