Women with history of kidney stones may face increased CVD risk

07/23/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Kidney stones appear to be associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in women but not men, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Data on more than 240,000 participants showed female patients with a history of kidney stones faced a 30% higher risk than men of developing heart disease, suffering a heart attack or being treated with a procedure to address an arterial blockage.

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