Reassurance on hysterectomy CV risk

Undergoing a hysterectomy is unlikely to increase a middle-aged woman's cardiovascular risk, US research suggests.

A study of more than 3000 women over 11 years found changes in cholesterol and blood pressure were similar for women who had elective hysterectomies, with or without ovarian conservation, compared with those who didn't.

Differences were seen with several cardiovascular risk factors including CRP but not in a pattern that