Anabolic androgenic steroids produce dose-dependant increase in left ventricular mass in power atheletes, and this effect is potentiated by concomitant use of growth hormone.

@article{Karila2003AnabolicAS,
  title={Anabolic androgenic steroids produce dose-dependant increase in left ventricular mass in power atheletes, and this effect is potentiated by concomitant use of growth hormone.},
  author={Tuomo AM Karila and J E Karjalainen and Meri M{\"a}ntysaari and Matti Viitasalo and Tiina Sepp{\"a}l{\"a}},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={337-43}
}
Power athletes abuse anabolic androgenic steroids (AASs) and growth hormone (GH) to gain their muscular mass and strength. We wanted to determine how massive, self-administered doses of AASs with or without GH affect the left ventricular (LV) dimensions in power athletes. These substances are assumed to increase LVmass mainly by thickening the ventricular walls. Anecdotal evidence suggests a higher risk of cardiovascular events in AAS abusers. We were interested to see if LV dimensions and… CONTINUE READING

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