Menopause and the characteristics of the large arteries in a population study

@article{Staessen2001MenopauseAT,
  title={Menopause and the characteristics of the large arteries in a population study},
  author={J A Staessen and J J van der Heijden-Spek and M. J. A. Safar and Elly Den Hond and Jerzy Gąsowski and R. Fagard and JG Wang and H. A. J. Struijker Boudier and L M A B Van Bortel},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={511-518}
}
In previous cross-sectional and longitudinal population studies, we found that the slope of systolic pressure on age was steeper in postmenopausal than in premenopausal women. We hypothesised that this observation could be due to a specific effect of menopause on the elasticity of the large arteries. We investigated 315 randomly selected women, aged 30 to 70 years. Based on 5.2 years of follow-up, 166 women were premenopausal and 149 menopausal (44 reaching menopause and 105 postmenopausal… CONTINUE READING