The purpose of this guide is to help you prepare for admission to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

This information is for you to read once you have been placed on the surgery waiting list.

Read the guide using the lefthand menu or by downloading the file below.

Download the patient guide

Waiting for Cardiac Surgery (pdf)


Webinars: Waiting for Cardiac Surgery - A guide for patients and families

Your Cardiac Surgery

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.

Cardiac Surgery Video (30:45 sec)