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Study Links Sex Hormone Levels in the Blood to Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

For First Time, Researchers Analyze Levels of Testosterone and Estradiol to Predict Patients' Likelihood of Suffering Usually Fatal Condition, Take Another Step Toward Offering Preventive Treatments

 

Los Angeles - Sept. 2, 2014 – Measuring the levels of sex hormones in patients' blood may identify patients likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that is fatal in 95 percent of patients.

A new study, published online by the peer-reviewed journal Heart Rhythm, shows that lower levels of testosterone, the predominant male sex hormone, were found in men who had a sudden cardiac arrest. Higher levels of estradiol, the major female sex...

September 2, 2014  |  Read Full Story

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