Pregnancy Can Increase Heart Attack Chances
Published March 26th, 2012
Pregnancy can increase a woman's chance of dying from a heart attack.
That's according to a new study cited in USA today.
Researchers from the University of Southern California found heart attacks in pregnant women are three times more fatal than in a woman who isn't pregnant.
Seven percent of pregnant women die from them.
The study's lead researcher says doctors need to be more aware that heart attacks during pregnancy differ from a typical heart attack in their causes and treatments.
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