The Knight Cardiovascular Institute hosts many community events throughout the year as part of our mission to improve the health of all Oregonians.
Healthy cooking demonstration
Cooking Your Way to a Healthier Heart - Join us for a free heart-healthy cooking demonstration led by OHSU executive chef Fernando Divina. The demonstration will highlight fast, affordable, and simple cooking techniques to help you cook healthy and tasty meals at home.
Our cardiovascular experts regularly give informative talks about top heart concerns.
Can Heart Disease be Prevented Naturally?
Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.
Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D.
Heart disease is one of the most common problems in America. Learn how you can prevent or even treat it using food and other natural remedies.
Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 p.m.
Rupa Bala, M.D.
Does your heart ever skip a beat? Do you feel a fluttering in your chest after eating? Find out answers to many of your common heart rhythm questions.
Today’s Diets and Your Heart
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.
Tina Kaufman, Ph.D., P.A.-C.
Find out from an OHSU physician assistant specializing in preventive cardiology about the latest diet plans (such as Paleo, Juice Fasts and Weight Watchers) and which diet is best for your heart health.
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 meetingsStress 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.