Community Events

The Knight Cardiovascular Institute hosts many community events throughout the year as part of our mission to improve the health of all Oregonians.

Community lectures

Our cardiovascular experts regularly give informative talks about top heart concerns.

Learn about upcoming seminars at OHSU

Recordings of past lectures:

  • Living with heart failure - October 2014
    Advances in treatment are helping people with heart failure live longer, fuller lives. Learn more from a team of experts in cardiology, cardiac rehab, pharmacy and nutrition.

  • New treatments for heart valve disease - February 2014
    Whether you have stenosis, regurgitation or prolapsed valves, learn about exciting new therapies that can help. 

  • How to reduce stroke risk in atrial fibrillation - February 2014
    Do you have atrial fibrillation (AFib)? AFib greatly increases the risk of a stroke. Learn how you can help beat those odds. 

  • Change your heart disease genes - February 2013
    Scientists have discovered that it’s not bad genes but generations of poor nutrition that cause heart disease. Learn how to change the fate of your family tree. 

  • When is surgery right for clogged coronary arteries - February 2013
    Learn about the surgical treatments of atherosclerosis and when they might be right for you.

  • Heart care for type 2 diabetes - February 2013
    Learn about the unique heart care needs for people with type 2 diabetes, from the co-directors of the OHSU Heart Disease and Diabetes Program. 

  • Heart attacks: avoiding a broken heart - February 2012
    Can we really prevent heart attacks? Learn how. 

  • The new era of cardiac surgery - February 2012
    Learn about the latest breakthroughs from the co-inventor of the first successful artificial heart valve. 

  • How to make your spouse healthier - November 2011
    Do you know somebody who needs healthy motivation? Learn from OHSU Preventive Cardiology’s top lifestyle coach about nutrition, exercise, stress and heart screenings.

  • New ways to prevent heart attacks - February 2011
    Learn about what is new in prevention and the latest research findings.


Group meetings

  • Cardiac Support Group - The Heart to Heart cardiac support group is facilitated by experts from OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute. No registration is necessary; join us when you can. Additional guests are welcome. 

    • When - First Thursday of each month, 4:30-6 p.m.

    • Where - OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 9th floor, room 9050. 

    • Contact - For more information, email or call 503-418-9207.

  • Stress Reduction Class - This class teaches skills to develop greater presence of mind, concentration, deep relaxation, and mental and emotional clarity, all which have proven health benefits for cardiovascular disease. 

    • When - Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

    • Where - OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3rd floor, room 5.

    • Contact - For more information, email or call 503 245-9642.