Journal Article

Effects of oestrogen on cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women

D.M. Herrington

in European Heart Journal Supplements

Volume 3, issue suppl_M, pages M7-M11
Published in print October 2001 | ISSN: 1520-765X
Published online October 2001 | e-ISSN: 1554-2815 | DOI:
Effects of oestrogen on cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women

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A number of randomized clinical trials have investigated the role of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in primary and secondary prevention of clinical and anatomical manifestations of atherosclerosis. There is mounting evidence that HRT does not slow the progression of clinical or anatomical manifestations of atherosclerosis in women with established disease. Indeed, there appears to be a pattern of increased risk among new users of HRT. In contrast, there are encouraging new data that suggest that HRT may be more effective in women who have not yet developed clinical manifestations of coronary disease.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease; hormone replacement therapy; oestrogen; primary prevention; secondary prevention

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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