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Correspondence
Association between miscarriage and future maternal cardiovascular disease
  1. Nikolaos Vlachadis,
  2. Vassileios Tsamadias,
  3. Emmanouel Economou
  1. Clinical Laboratory of Therapeutic Individualization, Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nikolaos Vlachadis, Clinical Laboratory of Therapeutic Individualization, Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Aretaieio Hospital, 76 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens 115 28, Greece; vlaxadis{at}gmail.com

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To the Editor The excellent article by Oliver-Williams and coauthors1 provides strong evidence to link miscarriages, the most prevalent major complication of pregnancy, the commonest situation in women's life, with coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in women.

The relationship between miscarriage and cardiovascular risk should be attributed to certain risk factors shared by the two multifactorial disorders, thrombophilia holding a prominent position. Acquired thrombophilia is adequately discussed in the article. Recent attention has been focused on inherited …

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the writing of this letter.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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