Testimonials

Echocardiography: A window into what the eye can’t see

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. André Denault, anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the Montreal Heart Institute - Monday 20 November, 2023

Since the beginning of his career, Dr. André Denault, anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the Institute, has been interested in ultrasounds’ exceptional potential for treating patients. This world specialist in cardiac anesthesia was excited to speak to us about the practice he implemented at the Institute that revolutionized the way medical professionals around the globe make diagnoses.

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Maude Chayer, a Foundation employee who is running for the cause

Foundation - Thursday 5 October, 2023

Before working for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, Maude had never been personally affected by heart disease. But at the Foundation, she quickly realized that a person didn’t need to have health problems to care about the cause.

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Emergency cardiac care: In the eye of the hurricane

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Julie Sirois, Chief of Emergency Medicine at the Montreal Heart Institute - Tuesday 8 August, 2023

Dr. Julie Sirois was initially pursuing a career as an oboist, but instead became Chief of Emergency Medicine at the Montreal Heart Institute in 2021. This superwoman has much to say about her job and what it’s like to work in the emergency room at a specialized centre.

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

Foundation, in collaboration 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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Life after a massive cardiac arrest: Jarred Kotler’s life-changing story

Foundation - Monday 5 June, 2023

Jarred Kotler is answering some questions about his sudden heart attack and explains how the Montreal Heart Institute is helping him daily with his heart condition.

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Heart to heart: The special relationship between nurse and patient

Foundation, in collaboration with Clarissa Nolasco, nurse at the Institute's Heart Failure Clinic - Monday 8 May, 2023

From the moment she walked through the doors of the Montreal Heart Institute in 2006, Clarissa Nolasco has never looked back. The clinical nurse tells us about the unparalleled nursing care they provide, focused on personalized support, and their remarkably human approach, which makes the hospital so unique.

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Clinical perfusionists: working behind the scenes

Foundation - Wednesday 12 April, 2023

The recipient of the third edition of the Dr. Denis Roy Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care, Hosham Ased is an ambassador of his profession. He works tirelessly to help advance the practices used in his field, and below he talks about the little-known yet critical role of clinical perfusionists.

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Running for Éric Cool: an inspiring initiative in L’Assomption

Foundation - Tuesday 21 March, 2023

Éric Cool is a well-known patient at the Montreal Heart Institute and its Foundation. He underwent emergency surgery in 2021 after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 47. Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated over time and he received a heart transplant in 2023. That’s when Ariane Bouchard decided to encourage residents of L’Assomption to take part in a race to raise funds to support the fight against cardiovascular diseases.

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Carole Gray: a reassuring presence

Foundation - Monday 6 February, 2023

Carole Gray was hired to be a receptionist at the Foundation 34 years ago. She had no idea just how big her adventure was going to be. Now, as a stewardship advisor, she’s able to witness all the ways in which the Montreal Heart Institute positively impacts people. She tells us about the importance of lending an ear and the new ways to support the cause.

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Raising funds for a friend: Robert Cressaty’s way of paying it forward

Foundation - Friday 13 January, 2023

After the third period of a hockey game, Brad decided to get off the ice and stay on the bench because he didn’t feel well. When the game was over, he went to lie down in the locker room because he felt a severe back pain. Once he went home, he put ice on his back to relieve the pain and decided to sleep it off. He didn’t wake up the next day.

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