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  • New clinical study: Potential treatment for coronavirus will be tested in Canada as of today

    March 23, 2020

    The Montreal Heart Institute announces that its Research Center is launching today a COVID-19 clinical study in Canada to determine whether short-term treatment would reduce the risk of pulmonary complications and related deaths. 

    The clinical study, named COLCORONA, coordinated by the Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Center (MHICC) is funded by the Government of Quebec and supported by Pharmascience and CGI. 

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    March 18, 2020

    In order to lower the epidemic curve and to protect its staff and customers, the ICM is implementing exceptional and temporary measures.

    Visitors: On March 14, 2020, in order to protect the most vulnerable, the Government of Quebec announced the suspension of visits to all hospital centers.

    EPIC Center: The EPIC Center suspends its sports activities and its secondary prevention and diabetes clinics from March 13, 2020.

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  • A world-class discovery in Montreal

    November 16, 2019

    The COLCOT clinical trial demonstrates that it is possible to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events with a low-cost drug already available.

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  • The Montreal Heart Institute celebrates its 500th heart transplant

    October 31, 2019

    The Montreal Heart Institute is proud to announce that the milestone of 500 heart transplants has been successfully completed recently. Since the first Canadian heart transplant was performed in 1968, the ultraspecialized hospital in cardiology has always refined its techniques. It is time to celebrate this new milestone in its history.

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  • Updating Patient Identification Records

    July 9, 2019

    The Montreal Heart Institute is responsible for validating, in collaboration with the RAMQ, the identification data contained in our patients records. This task aims at confirming that all data used to identify you is genuine. Furthermore, it facilitates the exchange of information between various computer systems within a given institution.
    Identification Data

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  • The Montreal Heart Institute stands out for its excellence in research and receives a 15.4M$ grant from the Government of Quebec for two major projects in precision medicine

    June 4, 2019

    Pierre Fitzgibbon, Québec Minister of Economy and Innovation, announced today at the BIO International Convention held in Philadelphia (PA, USA), that Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Research Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), received two grants from the Government of Quebec’s Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé (FACS). Totalling $15.4 million, these grants will be used to lead two major projects worth more than $36.6 million to fight cardiovascular diseases, the number one cause of death worldwide.

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  • Discovery Explaining the Potential Cardiovascular Benefits of a Precision Therapy Based on the Genetic Profile

    April 27, 2018

    Researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute announced today that they have discovered the mechanism for the protective effects of reduced activity of the ADCY9 gene in atherosclerosis resulting from accumulation of fat in the artery walls. Indeed, a reduction of 65% of atherosclerosis occurs when the ADCY9 gene is not functional in mice, but only when another gene (CETP) is also absent. This benefit is explained by a marked reduction of inflammation in the arteries. These results have been published in the prestigious American scientific journal Circulation.

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  • Ceapro Inc. Announces Important Collaboration with Prestigious Montreal Heart Institute

    April 19, 2018

    Ceapro Inc. (TSX-V: CZO), a growth-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of active ingredients for healthcare and cosmetic industries, announced today that it has established a long-term formal collaboration with the prestigious Montreal Heart Institute (MHI).

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  • The Montreal Heart Institute emergency room is moving on December 10, 2017

    December 5, 2017

    The Montreal Heart Institute wants to inform the public that its emergency room will move to temporary facilities on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

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  • How Much Can Watching Hockey Stress Your Heart?

    October 5, 2017

    Spectators experienced significantly elevated heart rates, equivalent to rates with vigorous exercise, while watching hockey games live or on TV, according to a new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology

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