Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease.

  title={Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Arnold B Ritterband and Israeli A. Jaffe},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  volume={122 16},
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in postmenopausal women in developed countries. A possible cardioprotective role of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is suggested by epidemiologic studies of HRT and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, as well as by randomized trials of HRT and lipid subfractions. Estrogen has beneficial effects… CONTINUE READING