Hypertension in postmenopausal women: Pathophysiology and management

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  • Hypertension, particularly systolic hypertension, afflicts over 50% of post menopausal women and is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in this group. Hormone replacement therapy with estrogen or an estrogen/progestin combination does not alter blood pressure but has beneficial effects on other cardiovascular risk factors, so should be considered in all postmenopausal women unless contraindicated.
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  • Oparil S
  • Start Page

  • 438
  • End Page

  • 442
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 5