Heart Month

HUMANS OF OTTAWA

In partnering with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation,

this series focuses on telling stories of patients with heart conditions, doctors,

volunteers, and staff members from this community.

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hm28

“When I was about one year old, I was adopted by this lovely family that I’ve been with my whole entire life. But, I do have two other siblings who are biological. My brother was also adopted to the same family as me and my sister to another family, and we’re still in...

hm27

“They’re gonna stick a camera down my throat and take an ultrasound of my heart. I have multiple autoimmune disorders, and they’re trying to figure out what’s causing them. It started 4 years out of nowhere when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. I got...

hm26

“I had an ECG done, and they thought that there might be an issue. The doctors seem to think that there was an incident a while back, so they’re just doing some precautionary work to identify if it was something more serious. I’m here to get an Echo done for my heart....

hm25

“I ruined my heart by myself, it’s not going to be getting any better. I was an auto body repairman. With all the chemical around I got immune to things pretty quick. It’s my lifestyle that caused it. I had heartburn for 2 months then had a heart attack, and I was...

hm24

"I've been working at the heart Institute since 2012. We register patients for doctor's appointments. We send them for their tests, check any information that may have changed, make sure that they are at the right spot at the right time, and let the clinic know that...

hm25

"I'm a cardiac surgeon, I'm a father of four children, and a grand-father of two. I'm also the President of the Heart Institute. To me, there is no doubt that this is the most exciting area of medicine because there is so much innovation. New things and new approaches...