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Sophie Desmarais donates $1 million for research at the Montreal Heart Institute

April 6, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is proud to announce today that philanthropist Sophie Desmarais will be supporting the Montreal Heart Institute’s research projects thanks to a $1 million donation that will be used by the Research Centre for their ColCorona study.

New clinical study: Potential treatment for coronavirus will be tested in Canada as of today

March 23, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute announces that its Research Center is launching today a COVID-19 clinical study in Canada to determine whether short-term treatment would reduce the risk of pulmonary complications and related deaths.

Patients on the road to recovery from type 2 diabetes

January 13, 2020

First year of the Montreal Heart Institute’s Diabetes Prevention Clinic supported by Sun Life Financial

A record $112,000 was fundraised at the 6th edition of the HeartBeat Evening

November 22, 2019

Fundraising event to benefit the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation

A world-class discovery in Montreal

November 16, 2019

The COLCOT clinical trial demonstrates that it is possible to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events with a low-cost drug already available.

The Montreal Heart Institute celebrates its 500th heart transplant

October 31, 2019

The Montreal Heart Institute is proud to announce that the milestone of 500 heart transplants has been successfully completed recently.

$1,801,700 fundraised for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation thanks to the Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs

September 6, 2019

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and the Chairman of its Board of Directors, Mr. Lino A. Saputo, Jr., took advantage of this annual event to pay tribute to Desjardins Group and Mr. Guy Cormier.

Alain Gignac is appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation

July 16, 2019

The Chair of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, Mr. Lino A. Saputo, Jr., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alain Gignac as Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

Major Donation of $800,000 from Canada Life for Cardiovascular Health Prevention to the Montreal Heart Institute

May 30, 2019

This donation will be dedicated to the construction of the final phase of the Montreal Heart Institute's EPIC Center, currently one of the largest cardiology prevention and cardiovascular disease rehabilitation centers in North America.

The Foundation’s Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs raises $1,735,000

September 7, 2018

The Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation’s flagship event, took place last night at Windsor Station’s Salle des pas perdus. Approximately 800 generous philanthropists got together for the 18th edition, which raised $1,735,000.