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51 press releases

The Department of Surgery implants a new biological aortic prosthesis

June 8, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute announces that the surgery department has implanted a new biological aortic prosthesis in a patient, a Canadian first. This cutting-edge medical device reduces the time required for surgery and the risk of complications; thus, patients enjoy a better quality of life.

The interventional cardiology division implants two new stents

April 30, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute is proud to announce that the interventional cardiology team has implanted new drug-eluting stents (DES) in two patients: one a Canadian first, the other a North American first. These medical devices, among the most effective in cardiology, help reduce the risk of complications and death in people with coronary artery disease.

Launching the first-ever issue of the Foundation’s magazine

March 16, 2021

The Foundation is proud to present the first edition of its magazine. You’ll learn about projects, studies, achievements, and people who reflect the excellence and incredible potential of the Montreal Heart Institute.

BRAIN-AF Study Receives Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant

March 15, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute announces that the BRAIN-AF study has received a $1.4 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Seeking to better understand the effects of cardiovascular disease on the cognitive decline of the brain, the study will be able to recruit participants remotely thanks to this funding.

$281,205 raised for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases

March 11, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, in collaboration with IGA, announces that the $2 Does the Heart Good fundraiser concluded with a total of $281,205 raised. This campaign was held as part of Heart Month, from February 4 to 24, in nearly 300 IGA supermarkets in Quebec and New Brunswick.

Webinar: Plan your enduring legacy

March 4, 2021

Do you want to leave behind a legacy that supports a cause that is dear to your heart? A legacy that takes your family and financial situation into consideration? Our estate planning experts will guide you through the steps of making a bequest during a virtual information session.

A donation from the heart by Canadian Pacific

February 25, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is proud to announce a donation of $50,000 from Canadian Pacific as part of its "CP Has Heart" campaign to acquire a DNA sequencer. This state-of-the-art device will, among other things, optimize the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

Loto Cardio is back!

February 15, 2021

Loto Cardio raises funds to support Montreal Heart Institute's innovative and priority projects.

IGA joins forces with the Foundation

February 4, 2021

From February 4 to 24, head to one of 300 participating IGA grocery stores in Quebec and New Brunswick to take part in the annual $2 does the heart good campaign that raises funds for the Foundation.

Colchicine reduces the risk of COVID-19-related complications

January 22, 2021

The Montreal Heart Institute announced today that the COLCORONA clinical trial has provided clinically persuasive results of colchicine’s efficacy to treat COVID-19.