Preterm delivery increases long-term risks of ischemic heart disease in women throughout their life

Women who gave birth before their 37th week of pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing ischemic heart disease (IHD) over the course of their life independent of other risk factors such as BMI or smoking, according to a new study. The study findings suggest reproductive history should be routinely included in cardiovascular risk assessments of women.

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