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Failure of fertility therapy is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1293 (Published 14 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1293
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. Vancouver Island

Women who undergo fertility therapy but do not give birth have a higher risk of long term adverse cardiovascular events than those who undergo therapy and do give birth, a population based, longitudinal cohort analysis has found.

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that the annual rate of cardiovascular events was 19% higher among women who did not give birth after fertility therapy than among those who did (1.08 versus 0.91 per 100 patient years; relative rate ratio …

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