HRT may not protect against further heart attacksBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.556a (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:556
- Abi Berger, science correspondent
Hormone replacement therapy seems not to protect women from further heart attacks. This is the conclusion from the first randomised controlled trial considered large enough to examine the effects of the therapy on cardiovascular outcomes.
Researchers from 18 medical centres in the United States contributed to a study of 2763 postmenopausal women with known heart disease who were followed for an average of 4.1 years. The Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study Research Group found that the overall rate of cardiovascular …