PREVENTION WATCH

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

COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

In addition to being an important risk factor for COVID-19, studies indicate that cardiovascular disease may also be a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and that these cardiac conditions contribute to the mortality caused by severe forms of the disease.

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COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

In addition to being an important risk factor for COVID-19, studies indicate that cardiovascular disease may also be a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and that these cardiac conditions contribute to the mortality caused by severe forms of the disease.

Olive oil, the best source of fat for cooking

A new U.S. study confirms that regular consumption of olive oil is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

A new metabolite derived from the microbiota linked to cardiovascular disease

Researchers have identified a new metabolite derived from the gut microbiota, phenylacetylglutamine, which is associated with cardiovascular disease through a mechanism of hyperactivation of blood platelets.

Plant or animal proteins: An impact on health

According to recent studies, reducing the intake of animal proteins and replacing them with plant-based proteins seems beneficial for maintaining good health.

Optimism reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality

According to prospective studies, optimism is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events and premature death.

Folders

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.