OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - Members of the media are invited to attend the Ottawa Heart Research Conference where world experts in the field of Heart Failure will be discussing this severe, and yet often misdiagnosed condition.

The conference is organized in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.

WHAT: Annual Ottawa Heart Research Conference

WHEN: April 24-25, 2015

WHERE: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Heart Failure in Canada:

  • Close to one million Canadians affected
  • $10 billion annually in hospital care
  • 50 % of patients diagnosed with heart failure will die within 5 years
  • Mortality exceeds deaths related to most common cancers in Canada

Contact Information:

Vincent Lamontagne
Director, Corporate Communications
Ottawa Heart Institute
613-761-4427
613-899-6760 (cell)
vlamontagne@ottawaheart.ca