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Testosterone Therapy – Risk of Heart Attack

Testosterone therapy (TT) products, such as AndroGel Androgen, have been linked to an increased risk of myocardial infarction or heart attacks.

Testosterone is a hormone essential to male growth and masculine characteristics. When certain medical conditions caused low testosterone levels in men, testosterone therapy was prescribed.

The first publication that prompted FDA to reassess the cardiovascular safety of testosterone therapy was an observational study of older men in the U.S. Veteran Affairs health system published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November 2013.
Several studies have linked these products to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. One study found that in men with pre-existing diagnosed heart disease, the risk of heart attack following testosterone therapy prescription was substantially increased.

This study concluded, “Given the rapidly increasing use of TT, the current results, along with other recent findings emphasize the urgency of the previous call for clinical trials adequately powered to assess the range of benefits and risks suggested for such therapy. Until that time clinicians might be well advised to include serious cardiovascular events in their discussions with patients of potential risks, particularly for men with existing cardiovascular disease.”

Such studies have prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce that it will investigate the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products.

Read the Safety Announcement

The FDA stated that it has been monitoring the risks associated with testosterone therapy and decided to reassess this safety issue.

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If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack or a stroke or if a loved one has died, after undergoing testosterone therapy, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer and product liability attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.

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