Which cardiovascular disorders are at increased risk in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Women with PCOS have an increased prevalence of coronary artery calcification and thickened carotid intima media, which may be responsible for subclinical atherosclerosis. Prospective, long-term cardiovascular-outcome studies in PCOS are needed to assess whether the increased cardiovascular risk in PCOS results in the higher cardiovascular-event rates.

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