Androgenic anabolic steroid abuse and the cardiovascular system.

  title={Androgenic anabolic steroid abuse and the cardiovascular system.},
  author={Paul Vanberg and Dan Atar},
  journal={Handbook of experimental pharmacology},
Abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) has been linked to a variety of different cardiovascular side effects. In case reports, acute myocardial infarction is the most common event presented, but other adverse cardiovascular effects such as left ventricular hypertrophy, reduced left ventricular function, arterial thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and several cases of sudden cardiac death have also been reported. However, to date there are no prospective, randomized, interventional studies on… CONTINUE READING


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