The Link Between Recurrent Miscarriages And The Risk Of Heart Attacks In Women – Part 1 of 3
The Link Between Recurrent Miscarriages And The Risk Of Heart Attacks In Women. Women who endure recurrent miscarriages have a greatly increased imperil of heart attack later in life, finds a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 11500 women who had been pregnant at least once and found that 25 percent had experienced at least one detectable miscarriage, 18 percent had had at least one abortion and 2 percent had expert a stillbirth. Over a follow-up of about 10 years, 82 of the women had a heart attack and 112 had a stroke. There was no significant confederacy between any type of pregnancy loss and stroke, said the researchers.
Each miscarriage increased heart attack risk by 40 percent, and having more than two miscarriages increased the risk by more than fourfold. Women who had more than three miscarriages had a ninefold increased risk. The study, published online Dec 1, 2010 in the daily Heart, also found that having at least one stillbirth increased the gamble of heart attack 3,5 times.