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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-144

Testosterone treatment and cardiovascular events in prescription database studies


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108, USA

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Molly M Shores
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108, USA

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DOI: 10.4103/aja.aja_25_17

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Over the past decade, there has been a substantial increase in the number of men who are treated with testosterone. Despite this increase in the use of testosterone, the risks of adverse cardiovascular events are unclear as meta-analyses have reported conflicting findings and no clinical studies have been large enough or long enough to adequately assess for cardiovascular risks. The goal of this paper is to review large prescription database studies of testosterone treatment and adverse cardiovascular events and mortality with the aim of providing some guidance for clinicians and researchers in this controversial area.


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