Endogenous sex hormones and risk of venous thromboembolism in women and men.

@article{Holmegard2014EndogenousSH,
  title={Endogenous sex hormones and risk of venous thromboembolism in women and men.},
  author={Haya Nicole Holmegard and B\orge G. Nordestgaard and Peter Schnohr and Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen and Marianne Benn},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={297-305}
}
BACKGROUND Use of oral contraceptives with estrogen and hormone replacement therapy with estrogen or testosterone are associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, whether endogenous estradiol and testosterone concentrations are also associated with risk of VTE is unknown. OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that elevated endogenous total estradiol and total testosterone concentrations are associated with increased risk of VTE in the general population. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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