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      Serum Sex Hormones in Patients with Coronary Disease and Their Relationship to Known Factors Causing Atherosclerosis

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          Serum oestradiol and testosterone levels were measured in 50 men who had had a myocardial infarction 4 months previously, in 30 men with acute infarction and in 30 men with essential hypertension without clinical evidence of renal or cardiovascular damage. The results were compared with those of 34 healthy men serving as controls. Patients had higher oestradiol levels than age-matched controls. There was a relationship between oestradiol levels and body weight in the patients. These results indicate that oestradiol may have a role in the process of the vascular damage.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1982
          1982
          07 November 2008
          : 69
          : 2
          : 98-103
          Affiliations
          Department of Internal Medicine B, Zanion Hospital, Piraeus, Greece
          Article
          173490 Cardiology 1982;69:98–103
          10.1159/000173490
          7105073
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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