Risk of MI raised in patients with IBD

It's a reminder to carefully monitor these patients for cardiac risk factors, such as smoking and high cholesterol

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be up to 12 times more likely to have an MI, a US study suggests.

The researchers examined a nationwide database of medical records for more than 29 million people, including almost 132,000 with ulcerative colitis and 159,000 with Crohn's disease.