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Cardiovascular risks of fertility treatments

KEY POINT

Use of fertility treatments did not appear to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events, but the limitations of the available data are inadequate to draw any conclusions about the long-term CV safety of these therapies, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

SOURCES

Dayan N, et al. Cardiovascular risk following fertility therapy: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;70(10):1203–13.

Pepine CJ, et al. Fertility therapy and long-term cardiovascular risk: raising more questions than answers? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;70(10):1214–5.