In the Media

The media regularly turns to our healthcare professionals for their expertise on a wide range of important heart health topics.

Here is a selection of recent news items featuring the Heart Institute and its experts.

Please note this page is updated regularly. Linked content is available in the language in which it was published.

  • In an interview with CBC, Canadian Cardiovascular Society President Dr. Marc Ruel praises a Manitoba woman for sharing her personal story of delaying care to encourage others not to make the same mistake.
  • Dr. Marc Ruel talks about a growing relationship with Newfoundland for cardiac care in this NTV interview.
  • The Heart Institute’s president and CEO is calling for exceptions to the four-month dosage gap for the most at risk and especially critical care hospital workers. His message was echoed in local media, including on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen.

  • Bonnie Bowes, the Heart Institute’s chief nursing officer and vice-president of quality, risk, and health information, joins Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now (580 CFRA) to discuss Phase 2 of Ontario’s vaccination rollout plan and what it means for cardiac patients.

  • UOHI Foundation Executive Director Lianne Laing and Steve Wilson of Escape Manor were guests on a recent episode of CBC Ottawa’s All in a Day

  • A study published in Nature Metabolism identifies a genetic risk factor for obesity. Dr. Katey Rayner’s research is profiled in this Ottawa Citizen article.

  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute researchers have discovered a gene responsible for regulating inflammation can also cause obesity. Dr. Katey Rayner joins host Alan Neal on CBC’s All in a Day to promote her research.

  • New Year, New You: The Heart Institute’s Kathleen Turner and Jennifer Harris took to CTV Morning Live last week to share important advice for eating healthy and keeping active in 2020. 

  • Scientists at the Heart Institute have developed a gel capable of repairing damaged heart tissue after a heart attack. The “unprecedented leap forward” accomplished by the  BioEngineering and Therapeutic Solutions (BEaTS) laboratory made headlines in the Ottawa Citizen and National Post (in English), Le Droit and La Presse Canadienne (in French), and this episode CBC Ottawa Morning.
  • A team of doctors at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, in partnership with their colleagues at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, successfully performed the country’s first completely non-invasive cardiac radio-ablation without incident. Dr. Calum Redpath discusses this novel procedure on CBC’s Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan.

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