Estrogen paradox in pulmonary hypertension: current controversies and future perspectives.

@article{Umar2012EstrogenPI,
  title={Estrogen paradox in pulmonary hypertension: current controversies and future perspectives.},
  author={Soban Umar and Marlene Rabinovitch and Mansoureh Eghbali},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={186 2},
  pages={125-31}
}
Although the incidence of pulmonary hypertension is higher in female patients, numerous experimental studies have demonstrated better outcome in female animals, exacerbation of the disease after ovariectomy, and a strong protective effect of estrogen: a phenomenon known as the "estrogen paradox" of pulmonary hypertension. On the other hand, some clinical studies have indirectly linked estrogen to increased risk of portopulmonary hypertension, whereas others implicate increased estrogen… CONTINUE READING
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