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Cardiovascular disease and hypertension in older women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3306526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiovascular disease is extremely rare in premenopausal women except for those who have diabetes or hypertension. It can be surmised, but is not yet proved, that protection from atherosclerotic coronary artery disease is an action related to the production of estrogen. In the consideration of hypertension, true systemic hypertension must be differentiated from blood pressure that is elevated spuriously from excessive sclerosis of the large arteries, which is more common in elderly patients. Both types of hypertension tend to increase with advancing age, and women have a greater incidence overall. All hypertensives should be actively treated.
L E Nachtigall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-21     Completed Date:  1987-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-105     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Estrogens / physiology,  therapeutic use
Hypertension / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Lipoproteins / blood
Menopause / blood*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Estrogens; 0/Lipoproteins

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