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03/26/2012 11:25 am ET

Pregnancy Increases Heart Attack Risk

Heart attacks are often linked to high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking. But a new study suggests pregnancy can also increase the risk.

“There are significant hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy that affect the coronary arteries,” said study author Dr. Uri Elkayam, professor of medicine, cardiology, and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Southern California.

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