Hormone therapy dose, formulation, route of delivery, and risk of cardiovascular events in women: findings from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Menopause (New York, N.Y.), Volume 21, Issue 3, p.260-6 (2014)

Keywords:

2014, April 2014, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Research comparing hormone therapy (HT) doses, regimens, and routes of delivery in relation to cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes has been limited. This study directly compared different estrogen doses, routes of delivery, and HT formulations in postmenopausal women in relation to the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, CVD mortality, total CVD, and all-cause mortality.