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  • National study suggests it’s time to rethink how we treat atrial fibrillation

    November 7, 2022

    Doctors researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) presented new data today at the American Heart Association Late-Breaking Scientific Sessions. Simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the data shows that catheter ablation may be better than antiarrhythmic drugs at halting disease progression.

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  • The Montreal Heart Institute welcomes members of a Bordeaux delegation as part of the ERACS program

    October 25, 2022

    The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is pleased to welcome members of a Bordeaux hospital delegation as part of the ERACS (Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery) program. Implemented by the Department of Cardiac Surgery and Anesthesia and the Surgical Intensive Care team, this program optimizes hospitalization processes while improving the patient experience.

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  • Marilène Dallaire and Hosham Ased receive the 2022 Dr. Denis Roy Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care

    October 7, 2022

    The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is proud to announce that Marilène Dallaire, clinical nurse, and Hosham Ased, clinical perfusionist, are the recipients of the third edition of the Dr. Denis Roy Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care.

    Each year, this prestigious award honours MHI staff members who stand out in their work and improve their profession. Formerly intended for nurses, this year, the awards are open to a new category of recipients: healthcare professionals.

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  • dal-GenE Phase 3 Cardiovascular Precision Medicine Outcomes Trial Results Published in European Heart Journal

    July 21, 2022

    Trial was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and did not meet the primary endpoint. However, the results validate the interaction between dalcetrapib treatment and AA genotype at
    variant rs1967309 in the ADCY9 gene.

    LONDON and MONTREAL, July 21, 2022 - DalCor Pharmaceuticals announced the results of the dal-GenE Phase 3 cardiovascular precision medicine outcomes trial with publication of ‘Pharmacogenetics-guided dalcetrapib therapy after an acute coronary syndrome: the dal-GenE trial’ in the European Heart Journal.1

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  • World Premiere Performed Simultaneously in Montreal and Quebec City

    June 9, 2022

    A New Technology Used in Interventional Cardiology

    Dr. Réda Ibrahim of the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and Dr. Josep Rodés-Cabau of the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ) simultaneously performed the world’s first use of the SavvyWireTM. This state-of-the-art medical device is designed to support the minimalist approach to transcatheter aortic valve implantation, also known as the TAVI procedure.

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  • The Montreal Heart Institute leads a Pan-Canadian alliance aimed to improve health outcomes for Canadians living with Heart Failure

    May 3, 2022

    As the National Heart Failure Awareness Week begins, the Montreal Heart Institute announces the creation of the Canadian Heart Function Alliance (CHF Alliance) Network. Uniting an extensive network of researchers, cardiologists, patients, caregivers, Indigenous elders, policymakers and supporting organizations across the country, this pan-Canadian alliance aims to tackle the challenges of heart failure – a common condition that is often fatal, and on the rise in Canada.

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  • A New Medical Device to Treat Complex Coronary Disease: A Quebec First for the Montreal Heart Institute

    December 15, 2021

    The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) announces that the Hemodynamics Service has performed Quebec’s first intervention using an orbital atherectomy system on a patient. This state-of-the-art medical device dilates severely blocked arteries caused by calcium plaques.

    This procedure creates space in the calcified artery for a stent to be installed. This small, expandable tube keeps the artery open and helps the blood flow properly.

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  • The Montreal Heart Institute Receives $9.35 Million From the Quebec Government to Lead a Major Virtual Clinical Trial Project

    December 13, 2021

    The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) announces that it has won a request for proposals from the Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé (FACS). Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economic and Innovation, announced today a $9.35 million grant from the Government of Quebec to develop and deploy the project entitled Paradigm Shift in the Conduct of Clinical Trials.

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  • Fighting gut infections contributes to preventing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

    November 11, 2021

    A research team from the Montreal Heart Institute (ICM) has shown that genes present in specific intestinal cells protect against the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Published today in the scientific journal Genome Medicine, the study results show that more than a dozen of these genes, which contribute to the development of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, help fight viral and bacterial infections.

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  • A new world-class hub for clinical research and precision medicine

    October 26, 2021

    Launched as part of the first FACS program call for proposals, and headed by Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Research Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute, this initiative builds on a network of nearly 100 multidisciplinary experts from industry and academia, as well as a multi-centre network of Quebec hospitals. Its goal is to create a world-class hub for clinical research and precision medicine in the cardiovascular field, and to subsequently broaden its scope to other disciplines such as oncology and neurology.

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