McGill Cares webcast: Celebrating a Lifetime of Heart Resilience


Join us on February 17, 2021 at noon for the next webcast in our biweekly series, McGill Cares, designed to support informal caregivers. During candid, 30-minute interviews with leading experts, Claire Webster, Alzheimer Care Consultant and Founder of the McGill Dementia Education Program, will explore topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia.

Celebrating a Lifetime of Heart Resilience

In this special edition of McGill Cares, Claire Webster aims to raise awareness about the impact of cardiovascular disease during Heart Month. She will be joined by Dr. Jacqueline Joza, Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Assistant Professor of medicine at the McGill University Health Centre, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of her sixth pacemaker surgery, which took place on February 6, 2020. Claire has suffered from a variety of cardiac issues since she was 16 years old, and had her first pacemaker surgery at the age of 19. Despite many years of challenging cardiac health issues, she has led a very fulfilling and active life, including playing tennis at a competitive level for many years.

Claire is a long-term patient of the Montreal General Hospital and is extremely grateful for the attention and care that she receives from the Cardiac Electrophysiology Department. Cardiovascular disease can impact anyone at any time, especially women, and it is important to never take our health for granted. Claire is a living example of "heart" resilience!

Dr. Joza cares for patients with both general and inherited arrhythmias and has a special interest in ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, leadless pacemaker implantation, and novel techniques in defibrillator implantation. Her current research focuses on physiologic pacing, familial sick sinus syndrome, and atrial fibrillation.

This free webcast is open to all. This webcast is made possible thanks to a donation from Claire and Stuart Webster.

Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, or watch the recording afterwards. 

Back to top