This guide provides information on coronary artery disease and includes topics such as heart anatomy and disease, tests and procedures, heart healthy living and recovery.

Read the guide using the lefthand menu or by downloading the PDF version.

Download CAD Patient Guide (PDF)

Webinar: Coronary Artery Disease and Recovery from a Heart Attack

An educational class for patients and their families. This class is suitable for patients who have had a heart attack, those who have coronary artery disease, and their families.

See our calendar for Webinar schedules.

NitroAssist application

The NitroAssist application helps patients who take nitroglycerin spray when they experience chest pain. This application is strictly for patients with a prescription for nitroglycerin spray.

NitroAssist application »

If you would like more information, instructions on how to add the application to your mobile device’s home screen, and tips for getting started, email

Coronary artery disease management tool

Download Coronary artery disease management toolDownload Coronary artery disease management tool

Coronary artery disease management tool (PDF)


Video series: Coronary Artery Disease and Recovery from a Heart Attack - Care after Discharge

Videos to provide you with the information you and your family or caregivers need to manage the four to six weeks after discharge from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

HeartWise Webinar: Coronary Artery Disease, Recovery After Heart Attack and Life-Long Management

In this HeartWise webinar for patients, experts from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute present essential information about coronary artery disease and recovery post heart attack.

CAD Patient Guide Video Series

More Information

See our Coronary Artery Disease page for more information on the condition. For more about living with heart disease, visit Living Well with Heart Disease and Prevention  & Wellness Centre.

Your Angiogram

The Heart Institute’s educational videos were made in collaboration with the Institute’s Patient Alumni Association and seek to provide, along with the patient guides, all important information to patients and families prior to a procedure or surgery.