Menopause and risk of non-fatal acute myocardial infarction: An Italian case-control study and a review of the literature

Francesca Fioretti, Alessandra Tavani, Silvano Gallus, Silvia Franceschi, Carlo La Vecchia

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Abstract

The relationship between menopause and non-fatal acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was considered by analysing data from a case-control study conducted in Italy between 1983 and 1992. Cases were 429 women, below age 75 years, with a first episode of non-fatal AMI, admitted to 30 coronary care units; controls were 863 women admitted to the same network of hospitals for acute diseases other than cardiovascular, neoplastic, or hormone-related. Post-menopausal women were not at higher risk of AMI than pre/perimenopausal women, after adjustment for age and other selected covariates [multivariate odds ratio (OR) 0.99]. With reference to age at menopause, compared with women reporting menopause when

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-603
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Case-control study
  • Menopause
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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