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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

Walking associated with reduced risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease and cancer

The amount (number of steps/day) and the intensity (number of steps/min) of walking are associated with a reduced risk of dementia, premature mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a prospective study among a large cohort from the United Kingdom.

Replacing tobacco with e-cigarettes reduces the risk of cardiovascular events

People who exclusively use electronic cigarettes as a source of nicotine reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by 33% compared to smokers.

Association between red meat consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease: An important role of L-carnitine metabolites

A new American study shows an unfavourable association between red meat consumption and the incidence of cardiovascular disease, an association attributable in part to TMAO and other L-carnitine metabolites.

Ultra-processed foods associated with an increased risk of dementia

Consuming large amounts of ultra-processed foods increases the risk of developing dementia as you age, according to a recent study.

Time-restricted eating, a promising approach for chronic disease prevention

How can we explain that the simple fact of restricting caloric intake to a shorter window of time can lead to significant health benefits?


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.