[Assessment of possible correlations between endogenous androgens and the extent of coronary heart disease and left ventricle function].
ABSTRACT In men, androgens and especially testosterone are considered responsible for the much higher rate of coronary artery disease. The male gender is an independent coronary artery disease risk factor. An adverse correlation between endogenous testosterone levels and the extent of coronary atherosclerosis has been demonstrated in just one study. In our study, we investigated the associations between endogenous sex hormone levels and the extent of coronary atherosclerosis, ejection fraction of the left ventricle and coronary heart disease risk factors.