Women's Health


Changes in Menstrual Cycle Length Prior to Menopause Could Help Predict Risk of Atherosclerosis

October 13, 2021

In an analysis of SWAN data, investigators found changes in menstrual cycle length within the 5 years preceding a woman's final menstrual period was associated with changes in carotid intima-media thickness and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity.

Assessing Prepregnancy CV Risk Factors Could Help Identify Heightened Risk of Adverse Outcomes for Mother, Offspring

July 26, 2021

A cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics indicates the presence of 4 cardiovascular risk factors prior to becoming pregnant can help identify pregnancies at increased risk of adverse fetal or maternal outcomes.