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Heart. 2004 August; 90(8): 829–830.
PMCID: PMC1768346

Glucocorticoid treatment and cardiovascular disease

Abstract

The propensity of glucocorticoids to produce hyperglycaemia, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, and central obesity has long been a cause for concern among physicians regarding possible adverse cardiovascular events. Should heart failure be added to this list of concerns?

Keywords: glucocorticoids, hyperglycaemia, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, heart failure

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