February is Heart Month!

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of men and women in Oregon. At the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, we aim to change that. We bring together multiple programs, including heart disease and diabetes prevention, cardiac rehabilitation, surgery, transplant and the latest research to help prevent and even reverse heart disease. Attend one of our free Heart Month events and learn more about what you can do to make every day heart-healthy.

Below the Heart Month Lectures are two FREE heart health screening events we have planned this month. The first is February 14th at our new Beaverton clinic and the second is February 24th at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing. Scroll down for more information.

OHSU Heart Month Lectures

OHSU Center for Health & healing
3rd Floor, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

February 12,  7 p.m.
New treatments for heart valve disease

Saurabh Gupta, M.D.

Whether you have stenosis, regurgitation or prolapsed valves, learn about exciting new therapies that can help.


February 19,  7 p.m.
How to reduce stroke risk in atrial fibrillation

Charles Henrikson, M.D.

Do you have atrial fibrillation (Afib)? Afib greatly increases the risk of a stroke. Learn how you can help beat those odds.


OHSU Heart Month Screenings

Friday, February 14
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
At our new Beaverton location!
OHSU Beaverton Cardiology Clinic
15700 S.W. Greystone Ct., Beaverton, OR 97006

Monday, February 24
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
OHSU Center for Health & Healing Lobby
3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland, OR 97239

No appointments necessary.
First come, first served.

As part of American Heart Month, the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute is offering free heart health screenings. You’ll receive testing for the following:

  • Lipid panel (HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides)
  • Glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index (BMI)

Screenings are on a first come, first served basis and include a finger prick blood draw. Fasting is not required for this screening; however, fasting can give more accurate results. If you choose to fast, avoid all food and caloric liquids eight hours prior to your screening.