Study: Risk of cardiovascular events doubles with use of low-dose oral contraceptives

07/13/2005 | Medscape (free registration)

A new study links use of low-dose oral contraceptives with a higher risk of cardiac as well as vascular arterial events. While previous studies on the association have produced inconsistent results, the new research -- the meta-analysis of 14 studies -- shows that overall, use of low-dose oral contraceptives was associated with a doubling of the risk of cardiovascular outcomes.

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