• Testosterone Therapy Reduces Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

      Another study showing TRT reduces the risk of heart disease. Full text of the journal article is available.

      Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Several small studies have reported that low serum total testosterone (TT) levels were associated with a higher incidence of AF. Using data from the Veterans Administrations Corporate Data Warehouse, we identified a national cohort of 76 639 veterans with low TT levels and divided them into 3 groups. Group 1 had TRT resulting in normalization of TT levels (normalized TRT), group 2 had TRT without normalization of TT levels (nonnormalized TRT), and group 3 did not receive TRT (no TRT). .Group 1 (40 856 patients, median age 66 years) had significantly lower risk of AF than group 2 (23 939 patients, median age 65 years and group 3 (11 853 patients, median age 67 years). There was no statistical difference between groups 2 and 3 in incidence of AF.

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        Vince -
        Interesting thread, as we age it seems that A-fib is becoming more common and if TRT helps prevent this, that would be great for men like us that's using testosterone therapy for better health.
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