Does hormone therapy (HT) increase the risk of heart disease?

Question: Does hormone therapy (HT) increase the risk of heart disease? Marcia (Argentina).

Answer: Yes. There is a definite risk of venous thromboembolism. Regarding the risk of coronary heart disease, there is a probable increase in elderly women in whom it has been a long time after menopause. There is also a probable increased risk of having a stroke.

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