Late pregnancy ups haemorrhagic stroke risk

Women who had their last pregnancy after the age of 40 are at a considerably higher risk of haemorrhagic stroke than those who did not, according to US research.

The study of 72,000 women aged 50-79 found late pregnancy upped the risk of subsequent haemorrhagic stroke by 60%, after adjusting for cardiovascular, behavioural and demographic factors.

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