The Montreal Heart Institute has continually made a mark in Canada.
The Montreal Heart Institute was the first health care institution in Canada to perform:
- A heart transplant, in 1968.
- A coronary angioplasty, in 1980.
- A percutaneous aortic valve dilatation, in 1986.
- A mitral valve dilatation, in 1987.
- A post-infarction percutaneous closure of a ventricular septal defect, in 2002.
- Combined treatment of a ventricular septal defect and a heart bypass, in 2003.
- In collaboration with the CHU Sainte-Justine, treatment of Kawasaki disease in a child using the Rotablator® system, in 2006.
- Implantation of a new type of aortic valve without open-heart surgery (a North American first), in 2006.
- Implantation of a new type of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (Concerto™), in 2006.
- Atrial fibrillation treatment using cryoablation, in 2007.
- Optimal ultrafiltration to treat heart failure patients, in 2008.
- Percutaneous treatment of mitral valve failure, in 2011.
- Sutureless aortic valve replacement through minimally invasive surgery , in 2012.