When procreation is bad for the heart

Women who have had multiple pregnancies have a greater likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation later in life than nulligravida women.

New research published in the journal Circulation shows that women with four or more pregnancies are 30% to 50% more likely  to develop AF.

The findings are based on an analysis of 34,639 women with a median age of 53, a median of two pregnancies and who were healthy at the start of