Glucocorticoid treatment and cardiovascular disease

Heart. 2004 Aug;90(8):829-30. doi: 10.1136/hrt.2003.031492.


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?

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Editorial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Output, Low / chemically induced
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Glucocorticoids / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors


  • Glucocorticoids