It's that time. . .for heart attacks?

It's that time. . .for heart attacks?

By Damaris Christensen, 15:47 PM April 15, 2008

From New Orleans, at a meeting of the American Heart Association

A small but provocative study suggests that a woman is more vulnerable to heart attacks during the time in her menstrual cycle when estrogen concentrations are lowest.

Among 28 women who had a heart attack at an unusually young age—from 35 to 47 years—20 suffered the attack within 5 days after the beginning of their periods, reports Bettina Hamelin of Laval University in Quebec. All 28 women had other risk factors for heart disea...

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