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Low testosterone level in middle-aged male patients with coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  22075298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Endogenous testosterone has been shown to provide a protective role in the development of cardiovascular diseases in men. This study investigated the changes of testosterone level and its relationship to the severity of coronary artery stenosis in middle-aged men with coronary artery disease (CAD).
METHODS: Serum testosterone concentration was measured in 87 middle-aged men patients with CAD including stable angina pectoris (SAP), unstable angina pectoris (USAP) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI). All patients underwent coronary angiography and the severity of coronary stenosis was estimated by the Gensini coronary score. The patients with the severity of coronary artery stenosis of less than 50% served as control group.
RESULTS: The levels of testosterone in SAP group (488.2±96.8ng/dl), USAP group (411.6±128.6ng/dl) and AMI group (365.3±116.6ng/dl) were significantly lower than that in control group (562.8±110.2ng/dl) (all p<0.05). When compared with another group among SAP, USAP and AMI groups, the level of testosterone in the AMI group was the lowest, the USAP group was the median while the SAP group was the highest (all p<0.05). There was a significant correlation between angiographic Gensini score and testosterone level (n=87, r=-0.513, p<0.05). Multiple regression analysis found that testosterone and BMI were independent predictors for CAD (testosterone: odds ratio 0.311, 95% confidence interval 0.174-0.512; BMI: odds ratio 1.905, 95% confidence interval 1.116-2.973).
CONCLUSION: The present study showed that middle-aged male patients with CAD present a lower level of serum testosterone and the testosterone level was negatively correlated with the severity of coronary artery stenosis.
Xiaorong Hu; Li Rui; Tongjian Zhu; Hao Xia; Xinhong Yang; Xiaohong Wang; Huafen Liu; Zhibing Lu; Hong Jiang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of internal medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1879-0828     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9003220     Medline TA:  Eur J Intern Med     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e133-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 European Federation of Internal Medicine. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Cardiovascular Research Institute of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.
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