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51 press releases

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation pays tribute to Dr. Martial G. Bourassa with the creation of the Cardiovascular Medicine Innovation Fund

August 6, 2020

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. Martial G. Bourassa, a pioneer of cardiology in Quebec. To honour its legacy in cardiology, the MHI Foundation announces the establishment of the new Innovation Fund. This fund will support the most innovative and hopeful cardiovascular medicine projects aimed at fighting cardiovascular diseases.

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation announces the new André Chagnon Research Chair in Congenital Heart Disease

August 5, 2020

Thanks to a $2 million donation from Sojecci, this new Research Chair will provide a better understanding of the complex issue of sudden death in children and young adults born with congenital heart disease, which is a heart defect present at birth, so that innovative approaches can be developed for the management and care of these patients.

COLCORONA trial in patients with COVID-19 passes futility test in interim analysis

June 26, 2020

Montreal Heart Institute announced that the COLCORONA clinical trial will continue to recruit non-hospitalized adult patients with COVID-19 as recommended by the independent data monitoring committee (DMC), following a futility analysis.

First anniversary of Canada Life’s donation

June 10, 2020

When it comes to cardiovascular health, prevention remains our top priority. That’s why we are thrilled to highlight the first anniversary of Canada Life’s generous $800,000 donation.

Sonia Heppell receives the Dr. Denis Roy Award for Excellence in Nursing

June 4, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute is proud to announce that Ms. Sonia Heppell has received the Dr. Denis Roy Award for Excellence in Nursing.

300 health workers sought for COVID-19 burnout study

May 20, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute is currently looking for 300 health professionals and workers in Quebec to participate in a unique study on the " Factors associated with burnout in Quebec health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: an observational study”.

Montreal Heart Institute Colcorona Study receives grant from the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

May 12, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) Research Center today announced a 3-million-dollar grant from the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator for its innovative ColCorona COVID-19 clinical trial.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) helps fund Colcorona COVID-19 clinical study

May 5, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute Research Center today announced that, through its association with NYU Langone, its clinical study on COVID-19 has received funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world's foremost medical research centers.

Contactless COVID-19 clinical study starts in Ontario

April 30, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) Research Center has extended its COLCORONA COVID-19 clinical trial to a third Canadian province being Ontario. As of today, Ontarians who are tested positive for COVID-19, but are not hospitalized, may be eligible for this innovative, contactless at-home study.

Sophie Desmarais raises $1,942,000 for research at the Montreal Heart Institute

April 22, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is proud to announce that in addition to a generous $1 million contribution officialized on April 3rd, philanthropist Sophie Desmarais has raised even more funds to support the Montreal Heart Institute’s Research Centre and its Colcorona clinical study.