About Us

Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Inc. (“Patient Alumni”) is a charitable organization established in 1989 to provide ongoing support to former and current patients of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (“Heart Institute”). The Patient Alumni is a separate legal entity and while affiliated with the Heart Institute is not owned or operated by the Heart Institute. It has engaged more than 8,000 former patients and their families since it was established and plays an important role in providing feedback to the Institute on a variety of issues.

About The Website

The Patient Alumni has created this website to provide an informal peer support forum for those affected by cardiovascular disease to share information and experiences. It is not a Heart Institute endorsed website.

The information on this Web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help, advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care. Nothing in this web site is intended as a recommendation or endorsement of any specific tests, products, procedures, companies, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned in this web site. Any reliance on any information provided by the website personnel, others appearing on the web site at the invitation of the website and/or other visitors to the web site is solely at the user's risk.