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A new study scheduled for presentation Tuesday November 6, at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Los Angeles finds that women who have had one or moremiscarriages are at an increased risk for hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to problems such as heart attack and stroke, reported US News Health Today.

Researchers looked at health data from more than 1 million Danish women to examine the association between miscarriage and heart attack, stroke or renovascular hypertension, which is high blood pressure caused by narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the kidneys. Comparing to women who had no miscarriages, women who had one miscarriage were 11 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack. The risk more than doubled in women who had four or more miscarriages, according to a heart association news release. Read full article.

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