Vertebral artery dissection in weightlifter with performance enhancing drug use.

@article{Low2011VertebralAD,
  title={Vertebral artery dissection in weightlifter with performance enhancing drug use.},
  author={Andrew Low and Julie Dovey and Janice Ash-Miles},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={2011}
}
This case report describes a transient ischaemic attack secondary to vertebral artery dissection (VAD) in a young male body builder. This occurred following weight training with weights across the back and shoulders. The patient was also known to take multiple performance enhancing agents including anabolic steroids, slimming agents, stimulants and human growth hormone. Cases of VAD have been described with cervical manipulation in the past and an association between the use of anabolic… CONTINUE READING