Left Ventricular Wall Thickening Does Occur in Elite Power Athletes with or without Anabolic Steroid Use

@article{Dickerman1998LeftVW,
  title={Left Ventricular Wall Thickening Does Occur in Elite Power Athletes with or without Anabolic Steroid Use},
  author={Rob D. Dickerman and Frederick A. Schaller and Walter J. Mcconathy},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={90},
  pages={145 - 148}
}
Reports on the occurrence of left ventricular wall thickening in resistance-trained athletes have rejected the possibility for this physiological adaptation to occur without concomitant anabolic steroid abuse. Others have concluded short bursts of arterial hypertension that occur with maximal weight lifting are not sufficient to induce left ventricular wall thickening, and left ventricular wall thickness ≥13 mm should not be found in pure resistance-trained athletes. Therefore, we examined 4… 

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