Endometriosis patients need early CVD screening

WOMEN with endometriosis need early screening for coronary heart disease (CHD), a leading gynaecologist says.

Responding to a study that suggests patients can be at risk while relatively young, Dr Liz Farrell says the new evidence will be considered for a GP educational tool on the diagnosis and management of endometriosis, expected to be launched mid-year.

The study, based on data from the US Nurses’ Health Study II, found laparoscopically- confirmed endometriosis was associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI),