Menopause doesn't affect risk of fatal heart attack, researchers say

09/7/2011 | HealthDay News

Johns Hopkins researchers said a spike in the number of deaths from heart attack among older women is due to aging itself, not hormonal changes that occur during menopause. The finding could affect the assessment of cardiovascular health in premenopausal women, who were thought to have a lower chance of dying from heart attack, lead researcher Dhananjay Vaidya wrote in BMJ.

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