n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Comments on the letter by dr Rob Cheifitz : letter to the editor




Extracted from text ... The natural tendency when dogma is challenged is to become sceptical and resistant to change. Such appears to be the case with HRT today. I agree with Cheifitz that the effects of HRT on the heart remain far from being resolved, and clearly stated this in my recent editorial in the Cardiovasc J South Afr.1 However, some conclusions can and should be drawn from the available data. I certainly do not agree with Cheifitz that '...HRT has never been recommended for cardiac protection...'. In fact, the main attraction for widespread long-term use of HRT involves its proposed beneficial effects, not ..


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