Postmenopausal CV Health: Recent Studies from the Women's Health Initiative

Updated:Feb 19,2013
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Postmenopausal  Cardiovascular Health:  Recent Studies from the Women’s Health Initiative

Lessons Learned
JE Rossouw, JE Manson, AM Kaunitz, GL Anderson.
Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Health risks and benefits from calcium and vitamin D supplementation: WHI clinical trial and cohort study
RL Prentice, MB Pettinger, RD Jackson et al.
Source: Osteoporosis International
Open Access

 

Calcium supplementation did not increase risk of heart disease.

Statin use and risk of diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women in the WHI
AL Culver, IS Ockene, R Balasubramanian
Source: Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(2):144-152
Abstract

 

 New onset diabetes is associated with statins.

Between Annual Visit-to-Visit Blood Pressure Variability and Stroke in Postmenopausal Women Novelty and Significance Data
D Shimbo, JD Newman, AK Aragaki, MJ et al.
Source: Mo Med. 2011 Nov-Dec;108(6):431-8.
Abstract

 

 Increased visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure is associated with stroke.

Effects of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on Incident Atrial Fibrillation
MV Perez, PJ Wang, JC Larson et al.
Source: Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012;5:1108-1116.
Abstract

 

AF modestlyl elevated in hysterectomized women randomized to estrogen.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Incident Hospitalized Heart Failure in Postmenopausal Women
CB Eaton, AM Abdulbaki, KL  Margolis et al.
Source: Circulation. 2012;126:688-696.
Abstract
 Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic women had lower incidence of HF and black women had higher rates of HFcompared with white women.

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