Highlights

2007

In a world first our cardiovascular team implants a minimally-invasive cardiac support system (Impella 5.0) into a patient suffering from acute rejection after a heart transplant.

2008

Electrophysiologists are the first in Quebec (and the second in North America) to implant a “smart” fully automatic biventricular cardiac defibrillator.

2010

First and only Canadian centre to implant a new type of mechanical support device for the heart C-Pulse device by Sunshine Heart.

2011

Cardiac electrophysiology laboratory Canada’s first ablation of ventricular tachycardia using an irrigated catheter with surround flow technology.

2011

First-in-human implant of a new type of mechanical assist device “Symphony” implanted in the right chest.

2012

First-in-human implant of the cVAD Impella – support of cardiac circulation without the need for surgical access.

2013

Electrophysiologists implant the province’s first adaptive resynchronization device to improve heart failure by stimulation synchronized to the heart’s own electricity.

2013

First-in-human implant with a fully recapturable, repositionable, and retrievable CoreValve system – Medtronic CoreValve Evolut and the Enveo delivery system.

2016

MUHC becomes first hospital in the world to try new catheter procedure http://globalnews.ca/news/3125514/muhc-becomes-first-hospital-in-the-world-to-try-new-catheter-procedure/ http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/muhc-scores-medical-world-first-in-new-heart-technology

2017

The MUHC is first in Canada to implant a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/muhc-patient-first-to-be-implanted-with-new-cardiac-defibrillator-device http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/medical-first-in-montreal-new-mri-compatible-device-corrects-heart-failure-1.3506780

2017

Department of Medicine Physicianship Award - Dr. Gordon Crelinsten. in recognition of a faculty member who exemplifies the attributes of a complete physician. They are expert clinicians, able to demonstrate the application of knowledge, clinical skills, problem-solving abilities and critical thinking to the care of their patients. They are effective communicators, caring, compassionate and empathetic physicians, with high personal standards of behavior and integrity. They are committed to the health and well-being of patients and advocate for them. They are role models for their students and peers.

2017

Department of Medicine Early Career Staff Research Award - Dr. George Thanassoulis. In recognition of excellence in research by a Department of Medicine staff member who is within 10 years of completion of training. The nominee's research program will be judged on its importance, the impact of the results, the ability to obtain funding, research mentoring and research productivity.

2017

WHHI's Wendy Wray was selected to receive a Senate of Canada 150 Medal. This medal, created to recognize Canadians are thoroughly involved and have made significant contributions to their communities, was awarded to Wendy in recognition of her work in support of women's cardiovascular health.

2018

Un cardiologue de Montréal défonce les blocages comme au marteau-piqueur

Un cardiologue de Montréal est le premier au monde à utiliser un minuscule marteau-piqueur pour débloquer les artères et éviter les opérations à cœur ouvert...(cont) https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2018/09/26/une-premiere-mondiale-pour-deboucher-les-arteres