Long-term Effects of Hysterectomy

A Focus on the Aging Patient

Catharina Forsgren; Daniel Altman


Aging Health. 2013;9(2):179-187. 

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Cardiovascular Disease

There are some studies showing that hysterectomy may be associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease.[102,103] In a nationwide Swedish cohort study, the authors found that having a hysterectomy before the age of 50 years was associated with a substantially increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.[104] The risk was consistent for both incident coronary heart disease and stroke. Early menopause is a probable risk factor for cardiovascular disease,[103] and ovarian failure subsequent to hysterectomy may be a possible biological explanation for the association between hysterectomy and cardiovascular disease.