February 1, 2016
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The benefits may exceed the risks for most women within 10 years of menopause.
A study comparing outcomes before and after offering low-dose aspirin to patients who were deemed to be high risk by a first trimester protocol showed a decrease in preterm birth prior to 34 weeks and a decrease in early-onset preeclampsia.
In a meta-analysis, a history of dilation and curettage for management of miscarriage or termination of pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of preterm birth in a subsequent pregnancy but the association is weak and most likely explained by confounding.
In this Scottish retrospective cohort study of 60,000 women, two or more miscarriages were found to increase the risk of future ischemic heart disease by two- to three-fold.