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Family MI history raises mortality risk in women undergoing bilateral oophorectomy

30 days ago   |   By Healio

Women aged 45 years or younger who undergo bilateral oophorectomy and report having a first-degree relative who experienced premature myocardial infarction are at greater risk for cardiovascular death or death from any cause when compared with women without either condition, according to findings published in Menopause.
“Among women without family history of premature MI, no significant elevated risk for heart disease, CVD and all-cause mortality was observed among women with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy regardless of age at surgery,” Duke Appiah, PhD, MPH, assistant professor
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