André and France Desmarais Hospital Cohort at the Montreal Heart Institute
Alain Gignac, Mélanie La Couture, Guy Cormier, Danielle McCann, Lino A. Saputo, Jr.
September 5, 2019 – During the Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs, Desjardins Group announced a major gift of $2M dedicated to the André et France Desmarais Hospital Cohort at the Montreal Heart Institute, an important cardiovascular health research project. This cohort, unique of its kind in the country, collects information on the medical, genealogical, psychological, biological and genetic profile of participants in order to determine the relationship between genes and cardiovascular disease. The quality of the data collected allows a large number of research projects to study the genetic causes of these diseases, leading to faster and more accurate diagnoses, as well as more personalized treatments.
The Cohort thus enables the Montreal Heart Institute to position itself as a major player in research worldwide, and to save the lives of millions of patients suffering from the most serious cardiovascular diseases.