Testosterone Therapy in Men Associated with an Increase in the Risk of Nonfatal MI
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Am Fam Physician. 2014 Jun 1;89(11):907.
Does testosterone therapy increase the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in men?
Filling a prescription for testosterone therapy is associated with an increased likelihood of experiencing an MI, especially in older men and those with a history of cardiovascular disease. (Level of Evidence = 2b)
Men are increasingly taking testosterone supplements, even if they are not hypogonadal. In addition to an absence of evidence regarding effectiveness, previous studies have raised concerns about the safety of this practice. These researchers identified a large cohort of men who had received a first prescription for testosterone
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