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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

Anti-aging supplements: A new fountain of youth?

Supplements can slow biological aging at the cellular level, but can they make us live longer and healthier?

Brisk walking associated with a slowing down of the aging process

Walking speed is associated with a genetic marker of biological age, according to a study carried out in the UK.

The cardiovascular benefits of avocado

A study reports that regular consumption of avocado is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease.

The influence of oral health on the risk of cardiovascular disease

Many studies have reported that the incidence of periodontitis is strongly correlated with the presence of several other diseases whose development is influenced by chronic inflammation, including cardiovascular disease.

Smart wearable devices: Useful tools to monitor our health

“Smart” wearables that are worn around the wrist like a wristwatch (“smartwatch”) or on the torso are becoming increasingly popular for monitoring our health and tracking our progress during exercise sessions.


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.