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March 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:59-61

Hormone replacement therapy and heart disease risk in younger women 

BJ Cardio Staff

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The increase in risk of around 29% during the first two years of use, disappeared after six years of use, and with longer use there appeared to be a possible cardioprotective effect of HRT.OK The researchers say the results should not affect current recommendations for women to take HRT, if required, to relieve menopausal symptoms, but to use it at the lowest dose and for the shortest time possible. The analysis is published in the February 16th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine (Ann Intern Med 2010;152:211–17). The results of this new WHI analysis appear to be in conflict with a recent statement from the International Menopause Soci

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November 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:293

New study on HRT and risk of MI

BJCardio editorial team

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It’s not what you take but the way that you take it that can produce different results in women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), according to new research published online in the European Heart Journal (doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehn408). The observational study of 698,098 healthy Danish women, aged 51-69, found that overall there was no increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in current users of HRT compared to women who had never taken it. However, it did find that in younger women (aged 51-54) who were taking HRT during the period of the study, their risk of MI was about a quarter (24%) more than in women who had never taken

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