The Link Between Recurrent Miscarriages And The Risk Of Heart Attacks In Women – Part 2 of 3
The degree of risk associated with recurrent miscarriage decreased when the researchers factored in major heart attack factors such as smoking, weight and alcohol consumption, but the hazard was still five times higher than normal. “These results suggest that women who experienced spontaneous pregnancy loss are at a substantially higher risk of heart attack later in life,” the researchers wrote in a scuttlebutt release from the publisher. “Recurrent miscarriage and stillbirth are strong gender predictors for this and thus should be considered as important indicators for monitoring cardiovascular risk factors and preventive measures”.
Dr Suzanne Steinbaum, maestro of women and heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and an American Heart Association spokesperson, supports that conclusion and recommends gender-specific chance assessment. “When evaluating a woman’s risk for heart disease, her risks cannot be defined the same as a man,” said Steinbaum, who was not involved in the study.