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Feb 18

The elevated risk of thrombotic events previously seen in mothers in the 6 weeks after childbirth appears to last about twice as long

The elevated risk of thrombotic events previously seen in mothers in the 6 weeks after childbirth appears to last about twice as long, though the absolute risk remains very low. According to Hooman Kamel, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City Consistent with previous research, the rate of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), or venous thromboembolism (VTE) was about 10–fold higher in the 6 weeks after delivery compared with the same 6–week period a year later (24.4 versus 2.3 cases per 100,000 deliveries). But a greater risk –– albeit of smaller magnitude –– also was seen from 7 to 12 weeks after delivery (5.6 versus 2.6 cases per 100,000 deliveries, odds ratio 2.2, 95% CI 1.5-3.1). The findings were reported at the International Stroke Conference and published simultaneously online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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