The presence of inflammatory diseases of reproductive system three times increases the likelihood of a heart attack at an early age among women. Speaking about results of work of experts from Brigham Women's hospital. A special role is played by the endometriosis or the inflammation of the mucous membrane of the uterus and its further expansion. Up to 10% of women worldwide suffer from this disease.
In research took part more than 100 thousand women. Among them endometriosis was diagnosed in 12 thousand. The monitoring group showed that the risk of heart attack among women with endometriosis is higher by about 1.5 times, with angina this group was encountered twice as often.
Moreover, the risk of myocardial infarction in younger years was higher three times in the presence of endometritis. According to experts, the reason for that may be surgical treatment of the disease.