Hypertension in women

Pimenta, Eduardo (2012) Hypertension in women. Hypertension Research, 35 2: 148-152. doi:10.1038/hr.2011.190


Author Pimenta, Eduardo
Title Hypertension in women
Journal name Hypertension Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0916-9636
1348-4214
Publication date 2012-02-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/hr.2011.190
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 148
End page 152
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 2724 Internal Medicine
1314 Physiology
2705 Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Abstract Hypertension is an important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality, and a highly prevalent condition in both men and women. However, the prevalence of hypertension is predicted to increase more among women than men. Combined oral contraceptives (COCs) can induce hypertension in a small group of women and, increase CV risk especially among those with hypertension. Both COC-related increased CV risk and blood pressure (BP) returns to pretreatment levels by 3 months of its discontinuation. The effects of menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on BP are controversial, and COCs and HRT containing the new generation progestin drospirenone are preferred in women with established hypertension. Despite the high incidence of cancer in women, CV disease remains the major cause of death in women and comparable benefit of antihypertensive treatment have been demonstrated in both women and men.
Keyword Blood pressure
Treatment
Women
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 1 December 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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