Research and accomplishments

Right on target: Medical treatment with accuracy, thanks to genetics

Interview with Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé, Director of the MHI’s Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre - Wednesday 28 June, 2023

As a distinguished researcher and the director of the Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute, Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé pushes the limits of genetics to understand its wide-ranging impact on health. She took the time to explain the basic principles of precision medicine, which allows doctors to personalize patient treatment by analyzing their genetics.

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Dreaming of a bright future

Foundation - Friday 14 October, 2022

Interview on the future of cardiovascular medicine with Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Montreal Heart Institute’s Research Centre.

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A glimpse at the future of research

Foundation - Friday 26 August, 2022

What will the Institute’s researchers be working on in the coming years? David Rhainds, Deputy Director of the Montreal Heart Institute’s Research Centre, shares an overview of upcoming projects.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. David Busseuil: towards personalized medicine with the Biobank

Foundation - Monday 28 March, 2022

When he first landed in Montreal in 2005 to complete his post-doctorate with Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif at the Montreal Heart Institute, Dr. David Busseuil was still unaware that he would never return to Dijon. Several years later, he is now director of an impressive bank of biological samples and data used for clinical research, the André and France Desmarais Hospital Cohort at the Montreal Heart Institute, also known as the Biobank.

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