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

BY THE NUMBERS

18,292 patients seen annually on an emergency basis

72,343 outpatient visits annually

2,200 surgical procedures every year

22 heart transplants in 2019-2020

$309 million granted to the Montreal Heart Institute by the MHI Foundation since 1977

 

A world-class model serving the population of Québec

Every year, some 60,000 patients come through the doors of the Montreal Heart Institute (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.

Pioneers in cardiology

Created in 1954 by pioneering Canadian cardiologist Dr. Paul David, the MHI was the first hospital in Canada to specialize in cardiology and performed the country’s first heart transplant in 1968. Celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2019, the Institute takes a multi-disciplinary approach within the cardiology field, supporting significant programs devoted to patient care, research, teaching and prevention.

In research alone, the MHI employs some 625 professionals, including some of the best scientists and researchers in the world. As a teaching hospital associated with the Université de Montréal, this research is also supported by some 250 graduate and post-graduate students.

The MHI has created the EPIC Center for Preventive Medicine and Physical Activity, the largest facility for cardiovascular disease prevention in Canada, which provides a wide variety of activities and follow-ups for its primary and secondary prevention programs.

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation

Since 1977, the Foundation has granted more than $309 million to the Institute. Many of the programs at the MHI are made possible by the MHI Foundation whose mandate is to raise funds for the Institute. Power Corporation is a supporter of the Foundation. 

 
“The MHI has been a pillar of Canadian leadership in cardiology care, prevention, research and teaching for more than 65 years,” said André Desmarais, Deputy Chairman of Power Corporation. “It has helped hundreds of thousands of Canadians regain their health and resume productive and rewarding lives. The MHI is a national treasure and Power is committed to its future.”

The MHI Foundation is deeply grateful to Power Corporation for its loyal support and its generous contribution to the MHI’s innovative projects, aimed at better predicting, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases.

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

Video

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