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  • Montreal technology uses cold to cure heart condition

    2012, September 25, 2012

    A team of cardiologists from the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) specializing in cardiac arrhythmias has used for the very first time in Canada, a technology developed in Montreal to treat a patient with atrial fibrillation. Recently licenced by Health Canada, this sophisticated device is a balloon inserted by catheter that uses extreme cold to burn malfunctioning heart tissue.

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  • A North American first in heart surgery: the Montreal Heart Institute implants an aortic valve through a five-centimetre incision

    2012, May 18, 2012

    The surgical team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) achieved a North American surgical milestone on May 1st with a sutureless aortic valve replacement through a thoracic incision just five centimetres long. The two patients in their seventies who underwent this innovative procedure, which was performed by cardiac surgeons Denis Bouchard and Michel Carrier, were doing well only one week after their operations.

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  • The Montreal Heart Institute becomes Roche global research hub in cardiometabolic disease

    2012, April 16, 2012

    In the presence of Mr. Sam Hamad, Quebec Minister of Economic Development, Innovation & Export Trade and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) was designated today as the hub for translational medicine studying cardiometabolic disease in the global network of the multinational pharmaceutical company Roche.

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  • Dr. Paul Khairy appointed president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    2012, March 26, 2012

    The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) congratulates Dr. Paul Khairy, cardiologist-electrophysiologist and Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Centre at the MHI, on his appointment as president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD). His appointment was announced yesterday at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology that is currently taking place in Chicago.

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  • Treating psoriasis to prevent heart attacks and strokes

    2012, March 16, 2012

    A clinical study co-led by the Montreal Heart Institute and Innovaderm Research Inc., which was presented today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, shows that a new treatment for psoriasis could be associated with a significant decrease in vascular inflammation, a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease.

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  • Statement of facts on the operating room at Montreal Heart Institute

    2012, February 23, 2012

    Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) clarifies that the operating rooms are all opened and functional. Construction on the operating rooms was initiated in September 2006. The scope of work consisted of replacing the four surgery rooms with seven new rooms equipped with leading edge technologies.

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