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Heart attacks linked to pregnancy on the rise, most often in women 30 and older – Medical Xpress

Pregnancy-related heart attacks—especially in the period after childbirth—are on the rise in women who are 30 or older, according to new research.

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Pregnancy-related heart attacksespecially in the period after childbirthare on the rise in women who are 30 or older, according to new research.
Although still considered uncommon, a study of nearly 11.3 million records for pregnancy, labor and postpartum cases showed that nearly three-fourths of the 913 women who had heart attacks from 2003 to 2015 were 30 years or older.
The increase in acute myocardial infarction, the medical name for a heart attack, “has occurred lockstep with increases in maternal…

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