Jeanette F Brosnan

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Hormone therapy (HT) increases the risk of cardiovascular and thromboembolic disease in post-menopausal women. Recent studies have suggested that prothrombotic mechanisms are likely to be involved. Transdermal HT avoids the first-pass effect of oestrogen in the liver and may have a less marked effect on the haemostatic system than equivalent oral(More)
Epidemiological studies have shown that hormone therapy (HT) increases the risk of venous thromboembolism in post menopausal women. The mechanism of this increased risk is unknown; however, activation of the haemostatic system is known to contribute to the pathogenesis of venous thromboembolism. In post-menopausal women the estrogen/progestogen composition(More)
INTRODUCTION Both oestrogen and progestin and the route of administration have been implicated in cardiovascular and thromboembolic risk in post menopausal hormone users. Transdermal preparations have been reported as safer indicating that liver derived metabolites of oestrogen may be important. The aim of our study was to investigate the in vitro effects(More)
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