Montreal Heart Institute

The Montreal Heart Institute, a provincial, national and international leader in healthcare, prevention, research and teaching in the area of cardiovascular disease.

Photo: Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

Each year, the Montreal Heart Institute treats over 72,000 patients from across Québec.

Photo: Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

The Montreal Heart Institute’s Research Centre, the largest cardiology research facility in Québec and in Canada, boasts 670 employees, including 95 researchers who published more than 360 articles in 2019.

Photo: Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

The operating room: on the cutting edge of cardiovascular medicine.

Photo: Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

The Montreal Heart Institute’s MRI room: the most advanced of its kind in Canada.

Photo: Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

A World-Class Model Serving the Population of Québec

Created in 1954 by pioneering Canadian cardiologist Dr. Paul David, the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) was the first hospital in Canada to specialize in cardiology and performed the country’s first heart transplant in 1968. The Institute takes a multi-disciplinary approach within the cardiology field, supporting significant programs devoted to patient care, research, teaching and prevention.

Every year, some 60,000 patients come through the doors of the MHI. All receive a standard of care that’s considered among the best in the world, given the 2,000 professionals who work at the MHI and the state-of-the-art services they provide. As patients are helped and healed, they return to their families and loved ones, greatly multiplying the human impact of this remarkable facility.

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation raises and administers funds to support research, care, teaching, prevention, rehabilitation and the assessment of new technology at the MHI. Power Corporation is a proud supporter the Foundation which promotes excellence at this internationally renowned institution serving the entire Quebec community, and allows it to fulfill its mission to fight cardiovascular disease, the number-one cause of death worldwide.

The MHI has been a pillar of Canadian leadership in cardiology care, prevention, research and teaching for more than 65 years.
André Desmarais
Deputy Chairman
Power Corporation of Canada



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heart transplants were completed in 2019-2020


See videos from the Montreal Heart Institute (in French only).