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10th European Congress of Endocrinology

Plenary Lectures

Estrogens and cardiovascular disease

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Estrogens and cardiovascular disease

Mendelsohn Michael

In the 1990s, we learned that the same estrogen receptors that mediate hormonal effects in reproductive tissues also function in the heart and blood vessels, where they are required for normal cardiovascular physiology and for estrogen-mediated protection against vascular injury and atherosclerosis. Great progress has been made in the past decade in understanding the importance of ERα and ERβ in cardiovascular physiology and disease. In this presentation, data regard...