OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of transdermal oestrogen replacement therapy on the haemostatic balance of menopausal women.
DESIGN: Open, parallel group, prospective study.
SETTING: Three hospital-based menopause clinics.
SUBJECTS: Fifty-two postmenopausal women receiving transdermal hormone replacement therapy (Estrapak 50) for 6 months. Comparison group of 48 untreated postmenopausal women studied in parallel.