Heart and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Study (HERS)
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The purpose of the study is to determine whether hormone replacement therapy in post menopausal women with coronary artery disease prevents future heart attacks or death from coronary heart disease.
Condition or disease
Coronary Heart Disease
Drug: Premarin .625 mg daily plus medroxyprogesterone 2.5 mg daily
A randomized, blinded trial in post menopausal women with cornaornary artery disease to test the hypothesis, among 2340 women who have a uterus, that those randomized to receive estrogen-progestin replacement therapy (Premanrin .625 mg daily plus medroxygrprogesterone acetate 2.5 mg daily) have the same frequency on new CHD events (myocardial infarction and CHD death) as those randomized to placebo.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
55 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
evidence of CHD
MI, CABG, mechanical revascularization within 6 months
serum triglyceride >300mg/dl
used hormone therapy or estrogen vaginal cream in past 3 months
history of DVT or pulmonary embolism
history of breast cancer or mammogram suggestive of cancer