Some see research through the lens of a microscope.
We see it through the eyes of individuals whose lives we strive to improve.
The IRCM clinic is a recognized national leader in clinical care, as well as in cardiometabolic disease research and prevention. The Institute also hosts the Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults.
The outpatient clinic treats 5,700 patients and handles nearly 13,000 visits per year.
Currently, patients are seen in clinics specializing in problems related to cholesterol, diabètes and hypertension. Clinical research protocols are regularly conducted and have contributed, among other things, to the identification of novel biomarkers for cardiovascular disease and the evaluation of new therapeutic approaches.
The Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults has specialized clinics related to hereditary dyslipidemia and to primary immunodeficiency. The Centre will open other clinics in the coming years.
The IRCM clinic provides innovative and personalized care to its patients, which is required for clinical research to succeed. The personalized care is offered through a unique multidisciplinary approach that includes physicians, nurses, nutritionists and kinesiolgists. Each health professional provides tailored information for patients to receive well-rounded care and implement healthy lifestyle choices that can help them overcome a wide range of diseases.
The clinic and clinical research are funded directly by the IRCM and by funds from private and government organizations, such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, as well as the pharmaceutical industry. The IRCM clinic is associated with the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM).