Purpose of Review
In 2002 and 2004, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) found no evidence that hormone therapy (HT) with estrogen or estrogen with progestin (E+P) protected against cardiovascular disease (CVD). Since then, further analyses have been performed. This review summarizes current analyses on the effects of HT on CVD and CVD risk factors.
The negative effects of HT vary by type of CVD event. Estrogen alone and E+P show consistent effects on CVD, but E+P has more impact on coronary…
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