The media regularly turns to our healthcare professionals for their expertise on a wide range of important heart health topics.
Here is a selection of recent news items featuring the Heart Institute and its experts.
Please note this page is updated regularly. Linked content is available in the language in which it was published.
- Can emotions literally break your heart? Dr. Hassan Mir of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a guest on this episode of CBC’s Ontario Today to weigh in.
- The July edition of Hospital News includes two Heart Institute stories: The golden future of cardiac tissue repair and The next cardiovascular epidemic.
- Reporting for CNN Health, Melanie Radzicki McManus highlights a Heart Institute study that found Nordic walking confers additional health benefits than does other exercise regimes for cardiovascular rehabilitation.
- Elizabeth Payne of The Ottawa Citizen promotes a new research chair that aims to tackle the looming epidemic of heart valve disease.
- Vjosa Isai of The New York Times says single cigarettes in Canada will be soon be inscribed with warnings.
- In an interview with CBC, Canadian Cardiovascular Society President Dr. Marc Ruel praises a Manitoba woman for sharing her personal story of delaying care to encourage others not to make the same mistake.
The Heart Institute’s president and CEO is calling for exceptions to the four-month dosage gap for the most at risk and especially critical care hospital workers. His message was echoed in local media, including on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen.
Bonnie Bowes, the Heart Institute’s chief nursing officer and vice-president of quality, risk, and health information, joins Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now (580 CFRA) to discuss Phase 2 of Ontario’s vaccination rollout plan and what it means for cardiac patients.
UOHI Foundation Executive Director Lianne Laing and Steve Wilson of Escape Manor were guests on a recent episode of CBC Ottawa’s All in a Day.