TITLE

Estrogen plus progestin increased risk for stroke and probable dementia in postmenopausal women

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article cites a study regarding whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk of stroke in postmenopausal women. The incidence of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes combined and of ischemic stroke alone were greater in the HRT group than in the placebo group. The groups did not differ for incidence of hemorrhagic stroke. The results were also not influenced by previous HRT use or timing of previous HRT initiation with respect to the final menstrual period.
ACCESSION #
11533492

 

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