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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

Banning flavoured vaping liquids? A very bad idea.

It would be extremely unfortunate if the moral panic generated by the increase in the number of young vapers deprives individuals who have to deal with a very strong tobacco addiction of the best tool identified so far to quit smoking, namely vaping of flavours other than that of tobacco.

Will cultured meat soon be on our plates?

Lab-grown meat could one day replace meat from livestock farming, but there is still significant progress to be made before this becomes possible.

Environmental impacts associated with food production

All the studies unequivocally show that a reduction in environmental damage caused by food production necessarily requires a reduction in the consumption of animal products, in particular those from cattle farming.

The impact of forest fires on human health

From British Columbia to the island of Evia, wildfires are increasingly part of the global landscape. The health impacts of these blazes on global health are unequivocal. Here is an overview of a natural phenomenon exacerbated by climate change.

Choosing the right sources of carbohydrates is essential for preventing cardiovascular disease

The risk of cardiovascular events can be significantly reduced by replacing as much as possible the intake of foods rich in simple sugars and refined flour with plant-based foods containing complex carbohydrates.


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.