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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

Aerobic fitness is associated with levels of blood metabolites that are good for your health

A Finnish study shows that good aerobic fitness is associated with levels of several metabolites (including LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides) that are beneficial to health.

Edible cannabis: An effect of longer duration and less predictable than with inhalation

Edible cannabis does not produce exactly the same effects as a cannabis cigarette, especially with regard to the much slower absorption time and the prolonged duration of euphoric effects.

Eggs: To consume with moderation

A recent study found a significant, albeit modest, association between the consumption of eggs or dietary cholesterol and the incidence of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

Hypertension and hypercholesterolemia in young adults increase cardiovascular risk after the age of 40

Study finds strong association between having high blood pressure or LDL-cholesterol levels at a young age (18–39 years), and the development of cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease and heart failure) later in life (≥40 years old).

Marked decline in youth smoking rates (contrary to what the headlines say)

Despite the sensationalist headlines of recent years, the rise in the number of vapers is not associated with a resurgence of youth smoking. On the contrary, the proportion of young smokers is steadily falling and has reached a historic low in 2018.


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.