35 Articles

The creativity needed to innovate

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé, Director of the MHI’s Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre - March 17, 2021

As Director of the Université de Montréal’s Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute for nearly 10 years now, she oversees a team of some 20 experts and wears several hats, including researcher, associate professor and scientific author. She loves her work and enjoys sharing that passion with others.

The value of research

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Lena Rivard, electrophysiologist and cardiology researcher at the Institute - March 16, 2021

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 well as by the quest for answers.

Samantha Robinson: turning hardship into hope

Foundation - March 15, 2021

Samantha was born with aortic stenosis, a heart defect that occurs when the valve that allows blood to flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and the rest of the body is too narrow. At only 13 months old, Samantha underwent a procedure called a heart catheterization by balloon valvuloplasty, a very complex procedure that dilates the valve with a balloon at the tip of a catheter.

The right nutrition: making a big difference in preventing heart disease

Foundation, in collaboration with Élise Latour, nutritionist at the EPIC Centre - March 11, 2021

Élise Latour is a nutritionist at the Montreal Heart Institute’s EPIC Centre who embraced the Institute’s cause more than three decades ago. She shares the ins and outs of her profession and how she helps EPIC Centre members in their quest for a healthy lifestyle.

10 accessories to help you work out at home

Foundation - March 1, 2021

Working out at home is a good option for anyone who wants to exercise more. Online training programs are becoming more and more popular so you’re sure to find the one that suits you. Here are 10 accessories to make working out at home more fun and to help you stay motivated!

Questions and answers: nutrition and cardiovascular health

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Martin Juneau, cardiologist and Director of Prevention at the Institute - February 15, 2021

A healthy diet is the key to a healthy heart. Dr. Martin Juneau, cardiologist and Director of Prevention at the Montreal Heart Institute, answers your questions about nutrition and cardiovascular health.

Jasmin Labrie: from the operating table to the board of directors

Foundation - February 4, 2021

Mr. Labrie, 29, is an active, energetic, and ambitious entrepreneur with an impressive list of achievements under his belt. He has invested his body and soul in his company, he is involved within the community, and sits on several boards of directors, including the one at the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. Hard to believe that he underwent open-heart surgery last June.

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.

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

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Judith Brouillette, psychiatrist - January 12, 2021

Dr. Judith Brouillette, head of the psychiatry department at the Montreal Heart Institute, is doubling down to find ways to safeguard the mental health of health care professionals. Here’s an overview of her innovative research and impressive career.

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.