Failure of fertility therapy is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular eventsBMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1293 (Published 14 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1293
- Barbara Kermode-Scott
- 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 …