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Dr. Al Barqawi

research published in JAMA


​Dr. Al Barqawi's research on the Association of Testosterone Therapy With Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke In Men With Low Testosterone Levels is published in the November 6, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


IMPORTANCE: Rates of testosterone therapy are increasing and the effects of testosterone therapy on cardiovascular outcomes and mortality are unknown. A recent randomized clinical trial of testosterone therapy in men with a high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases was stopped prematurely due to adverse cardiovascular events raising concerns about testosterone therapy safety.

Objectives: To assess the association between testosterone therapy and all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke among male veterans and to determine whether this association is modified by underlying coronary artery disease