Spontaneous loss of early pregnancy and risk of ischaemic heart disease in later life: retrospective cohort study

Smith, G. C.S., Pell, J. P. and Walsh, D. (2003) Spontaneous loss of early pregnancy and risk of ischaemic heart disease in later life: retrospective cohort study. British Medical Journal, 326, pp. 423-424. (doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7386.423) (PMID:12595381) (PMCID:PMC149442)

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Abstract

We recently showed that complications in late pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of maternal ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in later life.1 We hypothesised that this may reflect common determinants, such as thrombophilic genetic defects and anticardiolipin antibodies. Spontaneous losses of pregnancy are also associated with inherited and acquired thrombophilias in the mother.2 We examined whether spontaneous losses of early pregnancy are associated with maternal risk of IHD.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Walsh, Mr David and Pell, Professor Jill
Authors: Smith, G. C.S., Pell, J. P., and Walsh, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:British Medical Journal
Journal Abbr.:BMJ
ISSN:0959-535X
ISSN (Online):1756-1833

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