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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

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.

Reducing calorie intake by eating more plants

A low-fat, plant-only diet restricts caloric intake while improving cardiovascular health.

Electronic cigarettes cause much less inflammation than tobacco

Two recent studies show that the levels of inflammatory markers are drastically reduced in e-cigarette users compared to smokers of combustible cigarettes.

Effects of cold on cardiovascular health

Cold temperatures have marked effects on the cardiovascular system and are associated with an increase in cardiac symptoms, such as angina and arrhythmias, as well as an increased incidence of myocardial infarction.

Standing up is still doing a little exercise!

A study of a group of older people reports that simply spending more time standing, without necessarily moving, is associated with a reduced risk of premature death.


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.