Dangerous Drugs: Testosterone Linked to Heart Attack & Stroke

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The dangerous drugs lawyers at Clark, Perdue & List are investigating claims of heart attacks or strokes in men who have used testosterone supplements. On January 31, 2013, federal regulators announced that they were investigating testosterone products after recent studies suggested a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks in men being treated with the hormone.

Last week, the PLOS ONE science journal published a study indicating that men aged 65 and older being treated with testosterone were twice as likely to suffer heart attacks in the month after treatment was started. The study analyzed findings from 56,000 men in the United States between 2008 and 2010. The study also showed a greatly increased risk of cardiovascular events in younger men with a history of heart disease.

In November of 2012, a separate clinical study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that older men who used testosterone had a 30 percent higher risk of death, heart attack or cardiovascular event.

In 2009, a government funded study to determine whether men using testosterone gel built muscle and increased strength was stopped after the high number of cardiovascular problems related to the treatment was discovered.

If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack or stroke following use of a testosterone product, contact the Columbus Ohio testosterone injury lawyers at Clark, Perdue & List.