Increased cardiac and stroke death risk in the first year after discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy.


OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the risk of cardiac and stroke deaths in women who discontinue postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT). METHODS We analyzed the risk of death due to cardiac (n = 5,204) and cerebrovascular (n = 3,434) causes in Finnish women who discontinued systemic HT during 1994 to 2013 (n = 432,775). The risks were compared… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001023