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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

A pro-inflammatory diet increases the risk of dementia

According to a recent study, a diet that promotes systemic inflammation significantly increases the risk of developing dementia in older adults.

Phthalates: A component of certain plastics and cosmetic products harmful to human health

A recent study indicates that exposure to phthalates is associated with a significant increase in the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.

Childhood obesity, a ticking time bomb for cardiometabolic diseases

Several recent studies confirm that being overweight during childhood is associated with disastrous health consequences, starting in early adulthood.

Influenza vaccination reduces the risk of premature death in coronary patients

A recent clinical study shows that influenza vaccination of patients with myocardial infarction significantly reduces mortality.

Cycling: A particularly beneficial exercise for the health of diabetics

According to a study of 7,459 adults with diabetes, cycling is associated with a reduction of at least 22% in the risk of premature mortality, regardless of other physical activities and lifestyle factors.


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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.