TAKE HEART
DISEASE OUT OF
CIRCULATION

Cardiovascular disease remains the world’s #1 cause of death. Here at OHSU, we are studying the circulatory system at the molecular level to understand its innermost workings. Our goal: detect disease earlier, treat it faster and prevent it far more frequently.

110,000 LIVES
A YEAR

About 110,000 Americans die prematurely from preventable cardiovascular diseases every year. At OHSU, we’re investigating the causes of heart disease at the molecular level — a first step toward creating targeted preventions and treatments in order to save more lives.

110,000 LIVES
A YEAR

Our true opportunity for impact lies in personalized prevention and early interventions that, along with healthy lifestyle choices, can address cardiovascular issues before they become lethal.

WE DID IT BEFORE
WE'RE DOING IT
AGAIN

OHSU is known for such cardiovascular innovations as angioplasty, interventional radiology and the artificial heart valve. And we continue to make medical breakthroughs.

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul has developed a microbubble-based technique that uses ultrasound technology to create images of the heart to provide earlier diagnoses and better treatment of heart conditions.

 

WHAT'S
THE NEXT
REVOLUTION

The next revolution in cardiovascular research will create an even bigger impact. More ambitious research projects are launching. Key recent successes:

  • Expanded our patients’ access to key clinical trials
  • Started construction of one of the nation’s few PET imaging centers equipped with an on-site cyclotron (particle accelerator)
  • Opened the only around-the-clock cardiac intensive care unit on the West Coast staffed by both an onsite cardiologist and intensive care specialist

WHAT YOUR
DONATION
WILL DO

With your support, our scientists can ramp up our effort to prevent heart diseases and stroke through advances in vascular biology, high-resolution molecular imaging and cutting-edge diagnostic technologies. In the clinical area, you can help our pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat more babies with congenital heart defects  often even before they are born.

Preventing disease. Correcting it early. There are no surer, faster ways to save lives from a preventable killer.

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#1 CAUSE OF DEATH

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