University of Ottawa Heart Institute

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Annual Ottawa Heart Research Conference

Annual Ottawa Heart Research Conference

April 22, 2015 14:00 ET

Media Advisory/Canada's Silent Epidemic: Researchers and Health Professionals Discuss Heart Failure in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - Members of the media are invited to attend the Ottawa Heart Research Conference where world experts in the field of Heart Failure will be discussing this severe, and yet often misdiagnosed condition.

The conference is organized in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.

WHAT: Annual Ottawa Heart Research Conference

WHEN: April 24-25, 2015

WHERE: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Heart Failure in Canada:

  • Close to one million Canadians affected
  • $10 billion annually in hospital care
  • 50 % of patients diagnosed with heart failure will die within 5 years
  • Mortality exceeds deaths related to most common cancers in Canada

Contact Information

  • Vincent Lamontagne
    Director, Corporate Communications
    Ottawa Heart Institute
    613-761-4427
    613-899-6760 (cell)
    vlamontagne@ottawaheart.ca