Prolonged ovarian hormone deprivation impairs the protective vascular actions of estrogen receptor alpha agonists.

The vascular consequences of estrogen treatment may be driven by its initiation timing. We tested the hypothesis that the duration of ovarian hormone deprivation before estrogen reintroduction affects the role of estrogen as mediator of endothelial function and vascular relaxation in nondiseased vessels. Rats were ovariectomized and implanted with 17beta… (More)