Letter by Hobai regarding article, "Long-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use is associated with left ventricular dysfunction".

BACKGROUND Although illicit anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use is widespread, the cardiac effects of long-term AAS use remain inadequately characterized. We compared cardiac parameters in weightlifters reporting long-term AAS use to those in otherwise similar weightlifters without prior AAS exposure. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed 2D tissue-Doppler… CONTINUE READING