Volume 12, Number 4 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Winter 2006)                   Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2006, 12(4): 40-44 | Back to browse issues page


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Haji Moradi B, Fatahi K. Echocardiographic Finding in Anabolic Steroids Abuser Athletics. Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci . 2006; 12 (4) :40-44
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-516-en.html

, bhajimoradi@yahoo.com
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Introduction & Objective: Abuse of anabolic steroids in body builders and competitive sports (doping) is common and prevalent in our country. Due to disagreement about cardiovascular side effects of these drugs and existing controversy in published articles, this study was designed to evaluate the echocardiographic finding in athletics who are current user of these drugs.

Materials & Methods: Body builders with continues sport for preceding year and at least twice weekly selected and divided into steroid abuser and not abuser and compared with age and BMI matched non athletic healthy volunteers .

Results: There was not significant difference in age, body mass index, ejection fraction, ventricular compliance and valve function between three groups. But diastolic size of septum and free wall is significantly thicker in both of athletics in comparison with non athletic volunteer but observed differences were only significant (Pvalue = 0.05) between first and third group. The difference between the above mentioned index was not significant between two groups of athletic

Conclusion: Observed differences in diastolic size of septum and free wall between first and third group and also absence of difference between two athletic groups is in favor of that long term abuse of anabolic steroid (more than one year) results in augmentation of physiologic hypertrophy due to isometric exercise. Furthermore long term abuse and supra pharmacologic dose does not have significant effect in size and left ventricular function.

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