Is Antihypertensive Therapy Expected to be Different in Postmenopausal Women?
Coronary heart disease remains the most frequent cause of death among women in the United States and other industrialized countries. Early death after myocardial infarction is higher among women than among men. This may be due to the higher frequency of coexisting diseases or higher age, but delayed care may also be a factor since women undergo fewer invasive procedures for the evaluation of chest pain than men [1, 2].
KeywordsPlacebo Estrogen Osteoporosis Stratification Metoprolol
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 6.Vokonas PS, Kannel WB, Cupples LA (1988) Epidemiology and risk of hyper-tension in the elderly: the Framingham Study. J Hypertens 6 [Suppl 1]: S3–S9Google Scholar
- 8.Stokes J, Kannel WB, Wolf PA, DD’Agostino RB, Cupples LA (1989) Blood pres¬sure as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Hypertension 13 [Suppl I]:I–13–I–18Google Scholar
- 13.Sernbo I, Johnell O (1993) Consequences of hip fracture: a prospective study over 1 year. Osteoporosis Int 3: 148–153Google Scholar
- 14.Consensus Development Conference (1993) Diagnosis, prophylaxis, and treat¬ment of osteoporosis. Am J Med 94: 646–650Google Scholar
- 22.Riggs BL, Melton LJ (1992) The prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. N Engl J Med 27: 620–627Google Scholar