Published in Cardiovascular Week, May 25th, 2009
Men with systolic chronic heart failure who have low or high levels of estradiol, a form of the hormone estrogen, have an increased risk of death compared with men with moderate levels of this hormone, according to a study in the May 13 issue of JAMA.
Estrogens have numerous biological effects in men and have a complex effect on the normal cardiovascular system, including cardioprotective effects, which may explain the link between low estradiol concentrations and an increased risk of cardiovascular events in men, according to background information in the article.
Ewa A. Jankowska, M.D.,...
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