The Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre is once again pushing the limits of knowledge in personalized medicine. A meta-analysis combining the results of several pharmacogenomic studies and involving over 40,000 research subjects now makes it possible to demonstrate a different response to statins according to the patient's gene profile.
High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as fast as 150 beats a minute. The results of the AFFORD trial led by the Montreal Heart Institute were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on October 7th.
MONTRÉAL – May 13, 2014 – The Montreal Heart Institute today announced that it is the first hospital in Québec, and one of the first in Canada, to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available in the world. This device allows doctors to continuously monitor the heart rate of patients presenting with falls, fainting (loss of consciousness or syncope) and even unexplained stroke.
A study published today in Nature Genetics has revealed mutations that could have a major impact on the future diagnosis and treatment of many human diseases. Through an international collaboration, researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) were able to identify a dozen mutations in the human genome that are involved in significant changes in complete blood counts and that explain the onset of sometimes severe biological disorders.
On March 25, as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) honoured three of its builders: internationally renowned cardiologists Dr. Paul David, founder of the MHI, and Dr. Martial Bourassa, first director of the Research Centre, as well as Mr. J.-Louis Lévesque, philanthropist. The event was held at Maison Birks, a partner of the MHI's 60th anniversary celebrations.
In the presence of Quebec Premier, Pauline Marois, ministers Nicolas Marceau, Jean-François Lisée and Élaine Zakaïb, Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre, and the representatives of international pharmaceutical companies, Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Research Centre of the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) [...]