Decline in acute myocardial infarction incidence also attributed to hormone replacement therapy use

Brown, Simon
September 2009
Menopause International;Sep2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p96
Academic Journal
The article discusses a research about the relationship between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use, cardiovascular risk factors, and stroke and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) events. Findings suggested that the decline in HRT use has been influenced by 25 fewer AMIs per 10,000 person-years, meaning that 25 more cases of AMI exist for every 10,000 additional HRT users in a single year. It is noted that the decline in AMI rates may be attributed to public health campaigns such as one from the American Heart Association. One limitation of the study is it has no reference pertaining to any effect of when the HRT was taken relative to the onset of menopause.


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