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.
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