Ageing, oestrogen, platelets and thrombotic risk

Virginia M. Miller, Muthuvel Jayachandran, Whyte G. Owen

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1. Adverse thrombotic cardiovascular events increase in women coincident with the onset of menopause. 2. Age past menopause may be an important variable in defining the benefit/risk of hormone treatments. 3. Few studies have examined hormonal status as a variable of ageing using a polygenomic approach of both humoral and cellular components of the coagulation system. 4. Longitudinal studies of a global set of platelet functions that define procoagulant activity (i.e. adhesion, aggregation, secretion and thrombin production) in individuals with documented hormonal status are needed to better understand how hormonal changes associated with ageing impact thrombotic risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-821
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007


  • 17β-oestradiol
  • Energy metabolism
  • Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS)
  • Mitochondria
  • Women's Health Initiative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology (medical)


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