[Hormone replacement therapy and vascular function].


Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by estrogen has a cardioprotective effect in postmenopausal women. This effect results partly from the direct actions of estrogen on vascular receptors. These are mainly endothelium-dependent or endothelium-independent vascular relaxing effects. Increases in prostacyclin and bradykinin, and a decrease in endothelin-1 by estrogen are involved.

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@article{Sumino2001HormoneRT, title={[Hormone replacement therapy and vascular function].}, author={Hiroyuki Sumino and Masahiko Kurabayashi and Shoji Ichikawa}, journal={Clinical calcium}, year={2001}, volume={11 4}, pages={458-62} }