Estrogen plus progestin did not reduce the risk for coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women: COMMENTARY

Crandall, Carolyn
March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p46
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study conducted to examine the role of estrogen plus progestin in increasing or decreasing the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in postmenopausal women. The study provides information on additional clinical endpoints on women health. Menopausal women who choose to take Hormone Therapy are more likely to be well-educated and have lower cardiovascular risk than women who are not taking estrogen. into their counseling for women who are starting HT. Considering the current state of evidence, clinicians cannot use coronary risk factor status to predict CHD risk associated with HT use and should integrate the possibility of adverse cardiovascular consequences.


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