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68 press releases

The Montreal Heart Institute leads a Pan-Canadian alliance aimed to improve health outcomes for Canadians living with Heart Failure

May 3, 2022

As the National Heart Failure Awareness Week begins, the Montreal Heart Institute announces the creation of the Canadian Heart Function Alliance (CHF Alliance) Network. Uniting an extensive network of researchers, cardiologists, patients, caregivers, Indigenous elders, policymakers and supporting organizations across the country, this pan-Canadian alliance aims to tackle the challenges of heart failure – a common condition that is often fatal, and on the rise in Canada.

The 8th edition of the HeartBeat presented by TELUS Health event raises $139,000 for the Montreal Heart Institute

April 29, 2022

The 8th edition of the HeartBeat event, presented by TELUS Health to benefit the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF), was held yesterday at the Locoshop Angus. Gathering close to 400 young and engaged professionals from various fields of the Montreal business community, the fundraising event raised $139,000 for cardiovascular health.

Nearly 300 IGA supermarkets rally for heart health

April 7, 2022

In collaboration with IGA, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Foundation (IUCPQ) are launching the 38th edition of the Funds from the Heart fundraiser. Formerly called $2 Does the Heart Good, this major campaign, held in nearly 300 participating IGA supermarkets, aims to raise funds to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Loto Cardio: $41,000 in prizes to protect sensitive hearts

February 23, 2022

The Loto Cardio is back with a brand new edition! This year, in addition to the 33 cash prizes of $1,000 to be won from April 2022 to February 2023, 2 grand prizes of $3,000 and $5,000 will be drawn during the first and last month of the lottery.

The third edition of the Challenge VP raised more than $54,000

December 23, 2021

The Challenge VP, a virtual auction that took place from November 24 to December 16, was a great success. More than twenty prizes for which the proceeds were intended for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, found buyers. We are proud to announce that the third edition of this auction raised an impressive sum of $54,191.

A New Medical Device to Treat Complex Coronary Disease

December 15, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) announces that the Hemodynamics Service has performed Quebec’s first intervention using an orbital atherectomy system on a patient. This state-of-the-art medical device dilates severely blocked arteries caused by calcium plaques.

Prestigious prizes for cardiovascular health

December 1, 2021

The third edition of the Challenge VP virtual auction will take place online until December 16, 2021. This initiative is designed to raise funds for several foundations, including ours. A wide selection of prestigious prizes will be put up for bid, including items of great value and outstanding experiences.

Manulife will triple the impact of your donation to The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation this holiday season*

November 3, 2021

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re proud to share that Manulife will boost your generosity by tripling the impact of your donation. From October until December 31, 2021, every donation to The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation will be matched by Manulife, at a rate of two dollars for every dollar you donate*.

Dr. Denis Roy receives the 2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Research Achievement Award

October 21, 2021

Dr. Denis-Roy, a cardiologist emeritus at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), received the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Research Achievement Award yesterday at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2021. This prestigious award is given annually to an established investigator working on an aspect of cardiovascular research in Canada.

The Dr. Denis Roy Awards for Excellence 2021 are awarded to Claudie Roussy and Émilie Caplette

September 29, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is proud to announce that Claudie Roussy and Émilie Caplette are the recipients of the second annual Dr. Denis Roy Award for Excellence. Each year, this prestigious award honours MHI nursing staff members who distinguish themselves in their work.