Illicit drugs and cardiac arrhythmias in athletes.

@article{Furlanello2007IllicitDA,
  title={Illicit drugs and cardiac arrhythmias in athletes.},
  author={Francesco Furlanello and Laura Vitali Serdoz and Riccardo Cappato and Luigi De Ambroggi},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          487-94
        }
}
The current management of athletes with cardiac arrhythmias has become complicated by the widespread use of illicit drugs, which can be arrhythmogenic. The World Anti-Doping Agency annually updates a list of prohibited substances and methods banned by the International Olympic Committee that includes different classes of substances namely, anabolic androgenic steroids, hormones and related substances, beta2-agonists, diuretics, stimulants, narcotics, cannabinoids, glucocorticosteroids, alcohol… CONTINUE READING

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