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Rates of death in the acute phase of cardiovascular events have decreased, but disease burden remains high in the increasing number of survivors.1 This finding is particularly important for those affected at a young age.2 Nevertheless, little information is available on the long-term outcome of young patients who survived a cardiovascular event, especially women. Single disease cohorts have suggested that the risk of cardiovascular disease is driven by recurrence of the index event, but, to our knowledge, this has never been investigated in a single study with multiple index groups. We determined the long-term mortality and subtype-specific morbidity in young women surviving myocardial infarction (MI) or ischemic stroke (IS) compared with a control group.
Maino A, Siegerink B, Algra A, Peyvandi F, Rosendaal FR. Recurrence and Mortality in Young Women With Myocardial Infarction or Ischemic StrokeLong-term Follow-up of the Risk of Arterial Thrombosis in Relation to Oral Contraceptives (RATIO) Study . JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(1):134-136. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6523