Progestogen-only contraceptives and the risk of acute myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis.

@article{Chakhtoura2011ProgestogenonlyCA,
  title={Progestogen-only contraceptives and the risk of acute myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Zeina Chakhtoura and Marianne Canonico and Anne Gompel and P Y Scarabin and Genevi{\'e}ve Plu-Bureau},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={1169-74}
}
CONTEXT The association between combined oral contraceptives (OC) and the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) has been intensively studied, and conclusions are controversial. While progestogen-only contraceptives (POC) are commonly used worldwide, their impact on cardiovascular diseases is poorly investigated and remains unclear. OBJECTIVE We carried out a meta-analysis based on EMBASE- and MEDLINE-referenced literature corresponding to OC marketed since 1960. METHODS Eligible articles… CONTINUE READING

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