2013, June 25, 2013
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The Montreal Heart Institute and the Heart and Stroke Foundation Partner in a New Approach
to Fight Heart Diseases
The Montreal Heart Institute receives a multi-year commitment aimed at accelerating progress to reduce rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25 per cent by 2020
MONTREAL, June 25, 2013 — The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the creation of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Leadership Circle. This represents an unprecedented $300 million multi-year commitment to cardiovascular research in Canada and will provide stable funding for research at the MHI.
The MHI and the Heart and Stroke Foundation are happy to partner towards the goal of reducing Canadians’ rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25 per cent by 2020. “The Montreal Heart Institute holds one of the largest cardiovascular research center in the world with 625 people working on heart research, and our main objective is to make discoveries that change people’s lives” said Dr Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Research Center at the MHI. “This partnership will increase further our ability to plan major research projects to fight cardiovascular diseases.”
“The Montreal Heart Institute is one of the premier cardiovascular institutions in the world and we are thrilled to partner in the creation of the Research Leadership Circle. We are innovating and aiming with our highly performing researchers at creating new approaches to ending heart disease and stroke,” said Dr. Denis Roy, a cardiologist and the chief executive officer at the MHI.
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Director, Communications and Partnerships
Montreal Heart Institute
Phone: 514 376-3330, extension 2700