Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

The Maz’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, whose staff-to-patient ratio is 1-to-1, 24/7, provides advanced critical care.

Photo: Ian Jackson

An exercise specialist assists a patient with his cardiac recovery treatment at the Jim Pattison Centre for Heart Health, which offers all patients exercise programs and health and lifestyle courses.

Photo: Mathew Martin, Alberta Health Services

The research of Dr. Jack Jhamandas, shown on the left, has resulted in a model that, for the first time ever, allows replication of the human Alzheimer brain in the lab, an avenue for possibly identifying new therapies.

Photo: Ian Jackson

The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. At its 2009 opening, 1 in 4 dollars came from gifts to the University Hospital Foundation, which continues to work with donors to ensure it stays a leader in cardiac care.

Photo: Stephen Wreaks, Alberta Health Services

Exterior of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. The Maz sees patients from across Western and Northern Canada, primarily Alberta, northern British Columbia and the Territories.

Photo: Stephen Wreaks, Alberta Health Services

Providing cardiac care in Western Canada

Inaugurated in 2008, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton is the first heart institute to be built in Canada in 40 years. Operating under the auspices of the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, the Institute provides state of the art cardiac care in one of the most environmentally advanced medical facilities in the country. Through its contributions to the University Hospital Foundation, Power Corporation has been a proud supporter of the institute since its inception. We’re glad to have played our part in making the Institute a reality to the benefit of so many Canadians.

This leading-edge hospital provides a variety of outpatient clinics and services, diagnostic and non-surgical treatment areas, complex cardiovascular surgery units and inpatient care. It receives adult and pediatric patients from Alberta and western and northern Canada.

The Institute is home to the innovative Alberta Cardiovascular and Stroke Research Centre (ABACUS) which brings scientists and clinicians together in a translational research centre with a focus on vascular biology, imaging and intervention, and critical trials and outcomes.

Don Mazankowski and his fellow founders of the Institute built a remarkable medical facility that will stand the test of time as one of the best in the world.
André Desmarais
Deputy Chairman
Power Corporation of Canada



patients were served at Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute last year


specialized cardiac outpatient clinics and 24 outpatient clinic exam rooms


See videos from the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute on YouTube.