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Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2006 Apr;46(2):164-7.

Do women with polycystic ovary syndrome really have predisposition to atherosclerosis?

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Cardiology Department, Konya Teaching and Medical Research Center, Baskent University, Konya, Turkey.


The elastic properties of the aorta were studied in 28 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and in 26 regularly menstruating healthy women. In PCOS and control groups, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, aortic systolic diameter, aortic diastolic diameter, aortic distensibility, aortic stiffness index, and aortic elastic modulus were similar. It is likely that PCOS does not have any innate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system if its undesirable metabolic consequences are successfully controlled.

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