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Hormone replacement therapy use is associated with a lower occurrence of carotid atherosclerotic plaques but not with intima-media thickness progression among postmenopausal women. The vascular aging (EVA) study.

Authors
  • Le Gal, Grégoire
  • Gourlet, Véronique
  • Hogrel, Patricia
  • Plu-Bureau, Geneviève
  • Touboul, Pierre-Jean
  • Scarabin, Pierre-Yves
Type
Published Article
Journal
Atherosclerosis
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
166
Issue
1
Pages
163–170
Identifiers
PMID: 12482563
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These data suggest that HRT use may prevent the development of atherosclerotic plaques in postmenopausal women, especially when estrogens are administered by transdermal route.

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