Of the montreal cardiology institute

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

Control of inflammation through diet

Recent studies report that a diet that reduces chronic inflammation is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Do houseplants have beneficial effects on health?

Houseplants may provide mental and physiological health benefits based on research evidence.

The importance of properly controlling your blood pressure

A study reports that the onset of hypertension before the age of 45 doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

Insufficient dietary fibre intake harms the gut microbiota and the immune system’s balance

An insufficient intake of dietary fibre has a detrimental effect on the gut microbiota and promotes the development of allergies and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

Electronic cigarettes drastically reduce exposure to toxic substances from tobacco

A study by the Institut Pasteur shows that the vapour from e-cigarettes contains 99% fewer toxic compounds than cigarette smoke.


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.