Effects of Transdermal Estrogen Replacement Therapy on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

@article{Menon2006EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of Transdermal Estrogen Replacement Therapy on Cardiovascular Risk Factors},
  author={Dileep V. Menon and Wanpen Vongpatanasin},
  journal={Treatments in Endocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={37-51}
}
The prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease increases dramatically after menopause in women, implicating estrogen as having a protective role in the cardiovascular system. However, recent large clinical trials have failed to show cardiovascular benefit, and have even demonstrated possible harmful effects, of opposed and unopposed estrogen in postmenopausal women. While these findings have led to a revision of guidelines such that they discourage the use of estrogen for primary or… 

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