New podcast available from BJOG: Recurrent miscarriage and heart attack: common pathways?Published on 02/16/11
BJOG’s latest podcast is now available to download from the BJOG Podcast Page or iTunes. This brief video includes a discussion on a recently published paper on the association between recurring miscarriage and family history of ischaemic heart disease.
About the Podcast:
The study used routinely-collected data sources to link the experience of miscarriage in women to the incidence of cardiovascular disease in her parents. The authors found that there was a relationship between the number of miscarriages experienced by the women and the likelihood that her parents would have experienced heart disease. Interestingly, they found that there was no association with cerebrovascular disease or venous thromboembolism.
• What are the implications of this study?
• Can epigenetic phenomena explain the associations found?
• Is there a common mechanism underlying both heart disease and miscarriage?
• What significance does this study hold in practical terms?
This discussion features answers to the above and further questions from a panel of experts and provides an accessible means for the viewer to learn more about the significance of the study. The viewers may consider the role this study could play in spurring future research on investigating the underlying mechanisms/genetic predispositions that link recurrent miscarriage and cardiovascular disease.