1 in 4 Canadians will be diagnosed with heart disease in their lifetime

For some, it will happen in their earliest stages of life. For others, in their golden years.

For everyone across a catchment area that covers northern Alberta, the Territories and parts of eastern British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz) is where you want to be – thanks to incredible donor support.

Your ongoing generosity will:

Advance specialized cardiac programs for pediatric and adult heart patients
Pave the way for more groundbreaking discoveries
Extend the life of more donor organs

It takes heart, and then some, to win the fight against cardiac disease

From eye-popping imaging that gives doctors crystal clear – and even 3D – images of the heart to a state-of-the-art cardiovascular intensive care unit, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz) has some of the most advanced equipment, technology and work environments in the world. As well as the best and brightest minds working in cardiac care today.

That’s how the Maz is able to provide the full spectrum of care – from fast, accurate diagnosis to a fully integrated cardiac rehabilitation program – to millions of Canadians across western and northern Canada.

Achievements aside, this is no time to relax.

Cardiac disease isn’t slowing down, so we can’t either.

Cardiac Care

Support the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

The CVICU at the Maz is the only unit in Northern Alberta, and provides care for patients requiring advanced cardiac and respiratory mechanical circulatory support.

Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room

The Maz has the only cardiac hybrid operating room - where cardiac surgeons and cardiologists can work at the same time on the same patient, to provide the best care - of its kind in Alberta.

Servier Virtual Cardiac Centre

The Maz is home to the Servier Virtual Cardiac Centre, a leading edge research and technology lab that utilizes 3D technology to create and view 3D imaging of the heart. It is the first of its kind in Canada.

VAD Program

Home to Canada’s only combined adult and pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) programs, giving patients with life-threatening heart disease a second chance at life.

Jim Pattison Centre

Since 2013 the Jim Pattison Centre for Heart Health has been providing the space and resources for an interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists to work with cardiac disease patients following surgery.

Education and Research Leader

The Maz in an international leader in education, supporting research from bench to bedside from basic science through to clinical trials.

Dr. Rob Welsh

One in four Canadians will be touched by cardiac disease at some point in their lives. Millions of them will come to the Maz. We have to be ready to give the best care possible for every one of them.

Patient Story

Brad's VAD

Brad Smoliak, a renowned local chef and owner of restaurant KITCHEN by Brad, is also the proud owner of a VAD – a mechanical heart. And he’s made it his goal to give back to the care teams at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute that are saving his life.

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