University of Ottawa Heart Institute

At the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, patients come first. Dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing heart disease, we firmly believe that today’s research is tomorrow’s treatment. We are inspired by excellence and innovation. We provide service in both official languages and are committed to providing people with disabilities the same opportunity as other patients to access our services.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

The Adult Congenital Heart Clinic at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute specializes in the ongoing care and treatment of adult patients with congenital heart defects. The clinic works closely with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Several CHEO pediatric specialists are on the clinic staff.

Our staff recognize the challenges of transitioning from pediatric to adult care settings. The Advanced Practice Nurse will have an intake appointment with you to find out what is important to you about your care, and will support you as you learn to manage your condition as an adult.