Heart disease causes more deaths in Americans of both genders and all racial and ethnic groups than any other disease.

Yet despite similar prevalence across racial/ethnic groups, women and people of color are treated at a lesser rate for cardiovascular disease than Caucasian men.

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The Minnesota Lynx have partnered with Close the Gap to promote awareness about cardiovascular risk factors. As part of the Close the Gap program, sponsored by Boston Scientific, the Minnesota Lynx want to help you learn whether you are at risk for heart disease, and if so, what you can do to lower your risk.

Did you know that:
Every 38 seconds an American dies of heart disease?
Heart disease is the #1 Killer in the United States?
Heart disease causes more deaths in Americans of both genders and all racial and ethnic groups than any other disease?

In 2006, a team of physicians and other health care professionals from across the United States came together through the Close the Gap initiative to identify opportunities and develop strategies to address disparities in cardiovascular care for the underserved patient populations of women, black Americans, and Hispanic/Latino Americans.

Learn whether you are at risk for heart disease, and if so, what you can do to lower your risk.

To learn more about heart disease risk factors, click here.

For more information on the Close the Gap program, visit www.your-heart-health.com.
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