Postmenopausal women with prior pregnancy loss may be at risk for CHD

  • July 23, 2014

Women with a prior loss of pregnancy had a higher risk for CHD later in life than women with no history of stillbirth or miscarriage, according to new data from the Women’s Health Initiative.

“These findings contribute to the growing body of evidence that the metabolic, hormonal and hemostatic pathway alterations that are associated with a pregnancy loss may contribute to the development of [CHD] in adulthood,” Donna R. Parker, ScD, director of community health and research at the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, R.I., said in a press release.

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