June 9, 2022
A New Technology Used in Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Réda Ibrahim of the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and Dr. Josep Rodés-Cabau of the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ) simultaneously performed the world’s first use of the SavvyWireTM. This state-of-the-art medical device is designed to support the minimalist approach to transcatheter aortic valve implantation, also known as the TAVI procedure.
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.
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.
This procedure creates space in the calcified artery for a stent to be installed. This small, expandable tube keeps the artery open and helps the blood flow properly.