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Prevention watch

of the Montreal Heart Institute

Promoting the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in order to prolong life expectancy in good health.

Recent articles

Modulation of the gut microbiota by dietary interventions to prevent cardiometabolic diseases

The results of recent studies suggest that modulation of the gut microbiota by dietary interventions (Mediterranean diet, intermittent fasting) could be a new preventive and therapeutic approach for diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Gradual return to physical activity after recovering from COVID-19

Tips for returning to physical activity after recovery from a mild form of COVID-19, without complications or persistent symptoms.

Association between chronic stress and heart attacks

High concentrations of cortisol in the hair, a biomarker of chronic stress, have been associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction in middle-aged people.

The benefits of extra virgin olive oil on cardiovascular health

A large number of studies show that the phenolic compounds found in extra virgin olive oil play an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease associated with the Mediterranean diet.

Why do the Japanese have the highest life expectancy in the world?

The high life expectancy of the Japanese is largely due to a diet conducive to maintaining overall good health.


To facilitate the search for information, articles on topics of particular importance for heart disease prevention are grouped into easily accessible folders.

Observatoire de la prevention

The Observatoire de la prévention of the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is part of the Prevention Branch of the MHI.

The MHI is a hospital centre highly specialized in cardiology and dedicated to patient care, research, education, prevention, rehabilitation, and the evaluation of new technologies in cardiology. Always at the forefront of innovation, the MHI is a leader in its field and plays a leading role in Quebec, Canada, and the world. The MHI is affiliated with Université de Montréal.

The Observatoire de la prevention was created in partnership with the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF), through donations made by IGA grocers as part of their “$2 does the heart good” campaign, an annual event for over 35 years.

The Foundation raises and administers funds to support research, patient care, education, prevention, rehabilitation, and the evaluation of the Montreal Heart Institute’s new technologies. Through its work, the Foundation supports the excellence of an internationally renowned institution that serves all Quebecers.