Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative  (WHHI)

Since 2009, over 550 women concerned about their heart health have been seen in the MUHC Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative (WHHI). This nurse-led collaborative heart disease prevention clinic for women is the first in Quebec and Canada. The individually-based and patient-centered care and treatment we provide is focused on decreasing modifiable heart disease risk factors.  We have had notable success in this goal by emphasizing the benefits of a healthier lifestyle such as improving nutrition and increasing physical activity in lowering the women’s cholesterol and blood pressure; achieving weight loss; and avoiding diabetes. For more information about this program please visit our website at www.whhionline.ca