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Cardiovascular Health

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Cardiovascular disease, also called heart and blood vessel disease, includes coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and several other conditions that affect blood flow to and functioning of the heart.

Combined, heart disease and stroke are responsible for about a quarter of all deaths in Minnesota, ranking just ahead of cancer as the number one cause of death. The Cardiovascular Health Unit works to strengthen communities to be heart-healthy and stroke-free.

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