Directly from the USA: Risk for Fibroid Diagnosis Increased With Untreated, New-Onset HTN

Patients with untreated and new-onset hypertension have an increased risk for newly reported fibroid diagnosis, according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Network Open.

Susanna D. Mitro, Ph.D., from Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, and colleagues examined associations of hypertension, antihypertensive treatment, anthropometry, and blood biomarkers with the incidence of reported fibroid diagnosis in midlife using data from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. Participants were enrolled in 1996 to 1997 and followed through 13 semiannual visits from 1998 to 2013. Fibroid diagnosis was reported at each visit.

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