Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 22nd, 1998
Pursuing the hypothesis that declining estrogen levels in post-menopausal women play a role in coronary artery disease, C.N. Bairey Merz and associates at the Cedars-Sinai Research Institute assessed measures of hemodynamic response in 19 normal volunteers, 23 controls who had chest pain syndromes or hypertension but not coronary artery disease (CAD), and 58 CAD patients. Of the 100 study subjects, 16 were women. Mental stress testing was conducted with radionuclide ventriculography.
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