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Women with heart disease cautioned about HRT

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:753
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Postmenopausal women with a history of coronary artery disease probably should not start taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (7-10 March, New Orleans, Louisiana). The report is the second released within a year to question the use of HRT in postmenopausal women with heart disease.

    Duke University researchers led by Dr Karen Alexander, performed an observational analysis of 1857 postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease. The study results were culled from a previous investigation, the coumadin-aspirin reinfarction study, which compared treatment with aspirin …

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