How Is Your Heart Health?

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September 29 is World Heart Day, and Boston Scientific’s Close the Gap initiative wants to remind you that nine out of ten women have one or more risk factors for heart disease — and early detection can make all the difference. 

Close the Gap is a Boston Scientific health equity initiative focused on empowering providers to reduce the health inequities that women and people of color often experience in specialty care. 

If you have a family history of heart disease or known risk factors, take time to talk with your doctor about a cardiovascular risk assessment to learn how these events can affect your chance of having future heart problems. 

To learn more about steps you can take to reduce your risks: 

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  • Watch Boston Scientific and Close the Gap’s Learning Burst, “Your Heart Matters: Taking Charge of Your Heart Health,” at the 2022 Massachusetts Conference for Women.

    This learning burst will feature a discussion between Camille Chang Gilmore, Vice President, Human Resources and Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Boston Scientific, and Dr. Anita Radhakrishnan, Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) Diversity Equity Inclusivity Officer at Allegheny Health Network.

Camille Chang Gilmore
Dr. Anita Radhakrishnan

For two decades, Boston Scientific’s Close the Gap has worked to raise awareness about heart and vascular care disparities for women and people of color. 

The dedicated team of health equity consultants partners with heart and vascular specialists and health systems to improve access to care for women and people of color where they live and work.