Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: What can I do to protect my heart if my body no longer makes testosterone?

A year ago, I had an orchiectomy for prostate cancer; my PSA is now 0.74. Not long afterward, I had two cardiac stents implanted. I still have some angina and shortness of breath. I started Ranexa a couple of weeks ago, which helps my angina. Do you have any suggestions for my heart since I no longer make testosterone, which I understand helps protect men’s hearts and arteries?
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