The Montreal Heart Institute ranks first in Research Infosource's prestigious "Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals List "

MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is ranked the number one research hospital in Canada for research intensity and research income per researcher according to Research Infosource's "Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals List" published on October 28, 2015.

As the premier cardiovascular centre in Canada, the Montreal Heart Institute is positioned as a leader in research. The MHI ranks first in Canada with an average funding of $ 705,500 per researcher. The Desmarais Family Research Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute houses both clinical research and basic research under the same roof. Research activities range from the study of genes to large-scale clinical trials and aim to improve the health and quality of life of patients. Constantly at the leading edge, our specialists work, among different research programs, on the development of personalized and precision therapies, leading to major international recognition and respect.

" The Montreal Heart Institute's ranking as the top hospital in research in Canada is due to, among several factors, the 600 individuals working at the Research Centre, our extraordinary teams of researchers and the exceptional quality of our infrastructures. This ranking constitutes a clear demonstration of our outstanding results during the large and most important scientific competitions and the confidence our partners have in our organization ", said Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of MHI's Research Centre, professor of medicine at Université de Montréal and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Translational and Personalized Medicine.

" Research is one of the central missions of the Montreal Heart Institute. The reputation of our institution around the world and our state-of-the-art platforms allow us to attract the best researchers. Because of these scientists and their bold teams, we are able to make great strides in research on cardiovascular diseases.  We are pleased by this ranking, which confirms once again the excellence of the MHI ", said Dr. Denis Roy, Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Heart Institute.

About the Montreal Heart Institute
Founded in 1954 by Dr. Paul David, the Montreal Heart Institute constantly aims for the highest standards of excellence in the cardiovascular field through its leadership in clinical and basic research, ultra-specialized care, professional training and prevention. It is affiliated with the Université de Montréal. Research Infosource ranks the Montreal Heart Institute the number one research hospital in Canada for research intensity and research income per researcher.

About the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation
The mission of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is to raise and administer funds to support the Institute's priority and innovative projects and help its fight against cardiovascular disease, the number-one cause of death worldwide. Since its creation in 1977, the Foundation has donated more than $200 million to the Montreal Heart Institute. / | | @ICMtl


SOURCE Fondation de l''Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

For further information: Marie-Eve Arsenault, Communication Advisor, Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, Telephone : 514-376-3330, extension 2641,; Geneviève King-Ruel, Communication Advisor, Montreal Heart Institute, Téléphone: 514-376-3330, extension 2700 |


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