Does TRT Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risk in Men with Heart Disease?
By Jay Campbell
January 4th, 2017
According to this recently released article, the answer is a resounding yes.
“A new multi-year study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that testosterone therapy helped elderly men with low testosterone levels and pre-existing coronary artery disease reduce their risks of major adverse cardiovascular events — including strokes, heart attacks, and death.
The study showed that patients who received testosterone as part of their follow-up treatment fared much better than patients who didn’t. Non-testosterone-therapy patients were 80 percent more likely to suffer an adverse event.”
“The study shows that using testosterone replacement therapy to increase testosterone to normal levels in androgen-deficient men doesn’t increase their risk of a serious heart attack or stroke,” said cardiologist Brent Muhlestein, MD, co-director of cardiovascular research at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. “That was the case even in the highest-risk men — those with known pre-existing heart disease.
Once again, this data backs up the ample research found in my Amazon best seller The Definitive TRT MANual.
Therapeutic testosterone is actually cardio protective.
Firmly disputing the nonsensical claims brought by various attorney’s seeking damages on behalf of clients suffering a vascular event while supplementing with Testosterone. As in the current ongoing witch hunt being waged against Dr Abraham Morgentaler. This new Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute study also corroborates the findings of a 2015 Intermountain study, which found that taking supplemental testosterone didn’t increase the risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke for men who had low testosterone levels and no prior history of heart disease. Both Intermountain Healthcare studies address a recent mandate by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Last year as has been recently in the news, the FDA required manufacturers of all approved testosterone products to add labels outlining the coronary risks of the testosterone supplementation.
“The FDA’s warning was based on the best clinical information available at the time,” Dr. Muhlestein said. “As further information, like our research, becomes available — and especially after a large randomized clinical outcomes trial can be accomplished — hopefully the FDA will be able to change its warning.”
Why we wait for studies to catch up to every day practice, pro-active men reading this site can take matters into their own hands by consulting with a progressive physician to find out whether then possess a clinical need for therapeutic testosterone. If you are a man with a pre-existing history of vascular disease or someone who has suffered from a previous heart attack, feel confident knowing you have options to optimize your hormones. It is TRTRevolution’s opinion the past delusion about the risks of therapeutic T are over. A revolution in personalized health care and optimized living is well under way. Make the choice to age gracefully and under your own power.