Low-dose oral contraceptive-induced acute myocardial infarction

Aslan A. N., Suygun H., Sivri S., KELEŞ T.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, vol.21, no.6, pp.499-501, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: Since their introduction, oral contraceptives (OCs) have been associated with risk to both the venous and the arterial systems. Studies have shown that OC use is associated with a risk of venous thromboembolism, ischaemic stroke and acute myocardial infarction (MI). MI is rarely seen in patients using OCs, particularly in the absence of clinical risk factors or smoking.