The Montreal Heart Institute

Founded in 1954, the Montreal Heart Institute is Canada’s largest cardiology research centre. It constantly aims for the highest standards of excellence in cardiovascular medicine by being a leader in basic and clinical research, ultra-specialized care, training programs for professionals, and prevention.

The Institute is affiliated with Université de Montréal and has more than 2,000 employees, including 245 physicians and more than 85 researchers. It also houses the country’s biggest prevention centre and cardiovascular genetics centre.

A few key statistics about the Institute:

  • More than 65 years of internationally celebrated achievements
  • More than 55,000 patients from across Quebec treated every year
  • Canada’s first hospital to specialize in cardiology and one of the world’s largest
  • The first research centre dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular diseases, recognized internationally
  • Canada’s first centre to house a Department of Prevention
  • Canada’s first teaching centre dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular diseases
  • The founder of the EPIC Centre, Canada’s first cardiovascular diseases prevention centre and Quebec’s largest centre dedicated to preventive medicine
  • The hospital where Canada’s first heart transplant took place
  • The first hospital centre in Canada to be designated a “Health Promoting Hospital” by the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • A reputation for providing care that rivals world-renowned cardiology centres such as the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic in the United States and the Thoraxcenter in the Netherlands


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The Institute’s ecosystem

The Institute has built a truly unique ecosystem supported by a vision that focuses on putting technological advances to the service of human life. Because behind the disease, there is always a patient.

The future of cardiovascular medicine is right here.

The Montreal Heart Institute's ecosystem




Care and services

  • Exams and treatments
  • Services and clinics
    1. Accueil clinique
    2. Department of Anesthesiology
    3. Chronic Cardiac Pain Management Service
    4. Postoperative Pain Management Service
    5. Adult Congenital Heart Disease Centre
    6. Aortic Surgery Clinic
    7. Department of Surgery
    8. Diabetes Clinic
    9. Electrophysiology
    10. Atrial Fibrillation Clinic
    11. Cardiovascular Genetic Centre
    12. Hemodynamics service
    13. Heart Failure Clinic
    14. Specialized medicine department
    15. Wound Clinic
    16. Pharmacy Department
    17. Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVR) Clinic
    18. Transplant Clinic
    19. Telehealth
    20. Emergency Department





  • Internships
  • Continuing education
  • Fellowships
  • Documentation centre