EMAS position statement: Managing the menopause in the context of coronary heart disease

Schenck-Gustafsson K., Brincat M., Erel C. T. , Gambacciani M., Lambrinoudaki I., Moen M. H. , ...More

MATURITAS, vol.68, no.1, pp.94-97, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.10.005
  • Title of Journal : MATURITAS
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-97


Introduction: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke is the most common cause of female death. Premenopausal CHD is very rare but when women enter the menopause the incidence of CHD increases markedly. CHD presents 10 years later in women than in men. The reason is still unclear but the protective effects of estrogens have been suggested.