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Androgens for angina! Even the most stalwart of clinicians is bound to shudder when first confronted with such a seemingly paradoxical concept. Are we to abandon the time-honored therapeutic regimen for angina pectoris—rest, reduction of physical activity to a minimum, avoidance of emotional excitement, and nitroglycerine—in favor of "pep-shots" which have been credited with restoring to the senescent male vigor, energy, and a fresh lust for life? At first sight such an idea would seem fantastic, yet recent reports from several sources suggest that—far from being harmful—injections of testosterone propionate have proved highly beneficial to the stenocardiac.
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B. WH. ANDROGENS FOR ANGINA. Ann Intern Med. ;20:539–542. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-3-539
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(3):539-542.
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