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At a Glance
The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is a well-kept secret; perhaps too much so, in fact. People have heard the name, but do they know where the institution is located? Are they aware of what it actually does?
The Montreal Heart Institute is one of Quebec's finest assets. It is a wellspring of knowledge, recognized internationally as an leader in cardiovascular medicine. Globally it ranks on par with such other specialized cardiology centres as the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and the Thorax Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Why is the MHI a leader in cardiology?
But, first and foremost, the MHI is 50,000 patients a year from all over Quebec, many of whom present some of the most complex cases in cardiology.
There is currently much discussion in Quebec about "healthcare science parks", a concept deemed to be the wave of the future. But MHI Founders were ahead of their time when, in 1954, they created a cardiology centre based on this very concept, where patient care, research, teaching and prevention were all to be found under one roof. The ripple effect of 50 years of experience has created a considerable impact, both at the local and international levels.