The cardiovascular risk is higher by 19 per cent in women whose in-vitro fertilisation therapies have failed, putting them at a greater risk of heart failure and stroke according to a recent study which covered 9,000 women.
Higher levels of blood pressure and cholesterol with induced hormone changes were studied and it was found that the women suffered as the womb was not supporting the baby.
These women when put through cardiometabolic stress were found to be susceptible to vascular injury from hyper stimulation of the ovaries.
Dr Preeti Reddy, infertility specialist, “The long-term impact on heart health has shown that there must be proper counselling for the women when their IVF fails. A few studies have also shown that those who have undergone successful IVF must follow-up for their heart health.”...