Heart attack

Dreaming of a bright future

Foundation - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

Interview on the future of cardiovascular medicine with Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Montreal Heart Institute’s Research Centre.

Waiting for a new heart while raising funds for the cause

Foundation - Friday 12 August, 2022

Éric Cool has been raising funds for the Foundation while waiting for a heart transplant. A profile of a man who is an incurable optimist.

The relationship between mental well-being and cardiovascular health

Foundation - Thursday 21 July, 2022

While most health care professionals at the Montreal Heart Institute take care of a patient’s heart, Dr. Judith Brouillette, Director of the Psychiatry Department, provides care for their mental well-being.

Anie Brisebois: from the emergency room to nursing director

Foundation - Friday 4 March, 2022

Anie Brisebois joined the big Montreal Heart Institute family just after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in nursing, and she has never left. She still has all the enthusiasm of the early days more than 30 years after joining the team, and she now shines as director of nursing. Honest and passionate about her profession, she enthusiastically shares her career and achievements with us.

Dr. Marquis-Gravel: a bright hope for the future of interventional cardiology

Foundation - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Dr. Guillaume Marquis-Gravel has been working for a year and a half as a cardiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute. Passionate about research and motivated by a desire to improve people’s lives, he shares his recent accomplishments and deepest aspirations with us.

Doing good while waiting for a heart transplant

Foundation - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Éric Cool suffered a nearly fatal heart attack which upended his life. After undergoing emergency heart surgery, he is now closely monitored and waiting for a heart transplant. How does he quell his anxiety and focus on the positive? By launching a fundraising campaign with the help of his children and friends in support of the Foundation. A story of a man who prefers to see the positive in life, no matter what it has in store for him.

Questions and answers: high blood pressure

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Martin Juneau, cardiologist and Director of Prevention at the Institute - Thursday 29 April, 2021

High blood pressure is the main factor of risk associated with cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Martin Juneau, cardiologist and Director of Prevention at the Montreal Heart Institute, answers your questions about high blood pressure.

A donation that is a tribute to Jacques Gendreau’s life

Foundation - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Jacques Gendreau passed away in December 2020. He was monitored at the Institute for atrial fibrillation and a leaky heart valve. In order to thank the Institute for the excellent care he received, he chose to include a donation to the Foundation in his will. A heartfelt gesture that allows the Foundation to save more sensitive hearts.

Dr. Judith Brouillette: a psychiatrist who cares about health care workers

Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Judith Brouillette, psychiatrist - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Dr. Judith Brouillette, head of the psychiatry department at the Montreal Heart Institute, is doubling down to find ways to safeguard the mental health of health care professionals. Here’s an overview of her innovative research and impressive career.

Sleep is essential for keeping your heart healthy

Foundation - Monday 19 October, 2020

Humans spend about one-third of their lives asleep. Did you know that this activity can affect your cardiovascular health? In fact, many of our biological functions recover and regenerate during sleep. Here's how to improve the quality of your sleep.