BioMed Research International / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Beneficial Effects of Testosterone Therapy on Functional Capacity, Cardiovascular Parameters, and Quality of Life in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

Table 2

Changes in hemodynamic indices, body weight, and function capacity.

Item At baseline4 weeks later8 weeks later12 weeks later

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)
 Testosterone group
 Placebo group
value0.2320.8910.7000.434
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)
 Testosterone group
 Placebo group
value0.6130.4440.3690.286
Heart rate (bpm*)
 Testosterone group
 Placebo group
value0.7380.5390.792
Body weight (Kg)
 Testosterone group
 Placebo group
value0.2860.5650.6220.768
6MWD (m)
 Testosterone group
 Placebo group
value0.0380.0120.0440.034
Muscle strength (kgf)
 Testosterone group
 Placebo group
value0.4110.1780.2780.170

Beats per minute.
Six-minute walk distance.
Data are presented as mean ± SD.