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5 gift ideas to support sensitive hearts

Foundation - November 26, 2020

The holiday season is just around the corner and the time has come to start thinking of the presents that will go under your Christmas tree. Here are 5 gift ideas that are sure to let your loved ones know you appreciate them while supporting healthy hearts.

Questions and answers: type 2 diabetes

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Martin Juneau, cardiologist and Director of Prevention at the Institute - November 12, 2020

The statistics for type 2 diabetes are concerning: it is the world’s fifth leading cause of death due in part to the effects it can have on a person’s cardiovascular health. Dr. Martin Juneau, cardiologist and Director of Prevention at the Montreal Heart Institute, answers your questions about this disease that affects approximately 422 million adults in the world.

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

Foundation - November 1, 2020

In January 2019, the Montreal Heart Institute’s EPIC Centre inaugurated the Diabetes Prevention Clinic sponsored by Sun Life Financial. Its goal is to improve the health of type 2 diabetics and reduce their risks of developing heart disease. Learn more about this multidisciplinary diabetes prevention program.

Sleep is essential for keeping your heart healthy

Foundation - October 19, 2020

Humans spend about one-third of their lives asleep. Did you know that this activity can affect your cardiovascular health? In fact, many of our biological functions recover and regenerate during sleep. Here's how to improve the quality of your sleep.

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

Foundation - October 9, 2020

With support from the MHI Foundation’s donors, Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif was able to launch COLCOT-T2D, the second phase of the COLCOT study. The goal is to demonstrate that colchicine can also prevent cardiovascular diseases in diabetics.

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

Foundation - October 8, 2020

Researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute launched a global study titled COLCOT (COLchicine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) in 2014. The goal was to determine whether colchicine, a widely available drug, could prevent the risk of heart attacks in patients who had already experienced this kind of event.

Colchicine: a new ally for cardiovascular health

Foundation - October 7, 2020

Colchicine is an orally administered drug which has been garnering a lot of interest in the past few months. It has recently been the subject of scientific studies that have identified new indications. Let’s take a look at this readily available drug that represents a new hope for people with a variety of health conditions.

Questions and answers: COVID-19 and cardiovascular health

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Martin Juneau, cardiologist and Director of Prevention at the Institute - October 5, 2020

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our lives these past months. Because it can be tricky to find out what is actually true among the vast amount of information available, Dr. Martin Juneau, cardiologist and Director of Prevention at the Montreal Heart Institute, answers your questions about the link between the novel coronavirus and heart disease.

Simulation-based teaching: major benefits for patients

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Serge Doucet, cardiologist and Director of Education at the Institute - September 21, 2020

Over the past few years, simulation-based education has become increasingly popular in the field of medicine. In fact, several articles have demonstrated its value and even suggested that it can reduce the number of errors made during real medical interventions. In this vein, the Institute’s Centre de formation et d’excellence en santé cardiovasculaire will soon offer new courses as part of its Simulation-based teaching program. Numerous healthcare professionals are already interested in the cardiac catheterization program.

5 tips for managing stress and maintaining a healthy heart in times of crisis

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Judith Brouillette, psychiatrist - September 7, 2020

Did you know that stress has a direct effect on heart health? Though stress is vital for a healthy life, it can be harmful if it becomes chronic? Here are 5 tips to control stress and keep your heart healthy.