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The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Campaign

Whether it’s developed at birth or later in life, a result of lifestyle, aging, or genetics, detectable early or late, the fact remains: heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. It can take many forms; any condition that affects the structure or function of the heart. From blocked arteries to arrhythmia, abnormal valves to scar tissue formation, heart and vascular disease is unquestionably an epidemic that requires bold and visionary leadership.

Vascular disease is the term that describes blood vessel diseases. Blood vessels are the series of tubes that are used to pump blood throughout the body. There are three types of blood vessels: arteries (carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to every part of the body), veins (return blood back to the heart from all parts of the body), and lymphatics (return fluid from the skin and other tissues to the veins). Some of the most common forms of vascular disease are aortic aneurysms and strokes. Vascular disease often occurs along with heart disease.

For 30 years, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre has cared for patients with the most complex cases of heart and vascular disease and has championed world-leading research to improve patient outcomes. We are raising $250 million to continue transforming the future of cardiovascular care. With a $100-million gift from Peter and Melanie Munk – the largest gift to a single Canadian hospital in history – along with a deeply committed group of individuals who share our vision, we are working hard to achieving our goal.

As the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre sets out to become the leading heart and vascular centre in the world, our priorities are shaped by the drive to do whatever it takes.

  • Researchlead innovative research that accelerates the shift away from “one-treatment-fits-all”
  • Talentrecruit and retain world-renowned talent who are keen to challenge convention
  • Academybuild an Academy that will ensure the high-quality care we deliver can support patients around the world
  • Technology and devicesharness the power of the latest technology and devices to improve patient outcomes

Read about this and more in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre’s 2020 annual report. Available online here, the report highlights our team’s unremitting focus on innovation and our continued leadership in the development, application and evaluation of life-saving therapies that improve heart and vascular health.

For more information on the campaign, please contact:

Shauna Seabrook
Senior Campaign Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Campaign
T: 416-340-4945
E: [email protected]


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