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This February, donors to the University Hospital Foundation raised more than $500,000, a new Heart Month record, in support of the University of Alberta Hospital’s Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

More than 1,500 people donated to UHF for Heart Month through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including the UHF’s signature Heart Month event – 630 CHED Heart Pledge Day for the University Hospital Foundation presented by Durabuilt Windows & Doors on February 24..

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Heart month events

February 25, 2021

Q & A with Dr. Nagendran

Dr. Jayan Nagendran is a cardiac surgeon, the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at the University of Alberta and the Director of Research for the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. His research in the Ex-Vivo Organ Support System (EVOSS), which makes it possible to keep donor lungs “alive” outside the body, is increasing organ quality and availability for transplantation.
February 18, 2021

Q & A with Dr. Bainey

Dr. Kevin Bainey is an Interventional Cardiologist at the University of Alberta Hospital’s Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. His commitment to saving the lives of patients who would not survive open heart surgery is one more reason why the Maz is regarded as one of the finest heart institutes in North America.

Why support the maz?

Innovation takes time. Heart disease takes time away. Your support will enable some of the best and brightest minds in cardiac care – our innovators – to find new ways to treat patients through:

Research – using machine learning and artificial intelligence, our researchers will soon be able to predict the future for their patients.
Surgery – surgeons can now repair heart valves through an incision smaller than your baby finger. What’s next? Stay tuned.
Diagnostics – the best cardiac care begins with the most accurate, and fastest, diagnostic equipment and technology.
Mandy's Story

The lives this work has changed

When Mandy Rouselle woke up one morning feeling sick, her biggest concern was whether she should go to work or not. 1500 days later, she arrived at the office. What took so long? Read Mandy’s incredible story of survival, and the role of innovation that gave her a second, third and fourth chance at life.

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