Androgenic anabolic steroids also impair right ventricular function


Kasikcioglu E., Oflaz H., Umman B. , Bugra Z.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.134, sa.1, ss.123-125, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Kısa Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 134 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.12.027
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.123-125

Özet

Chronic anabolic steroid use suppresses left ventricular functions. However, there is no information regarding the chronic effects of anabolic steroids on right ventricular function which also plays a key role in global cardiac function. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of androgenic anabolic steroids usage among athletes on remodeling the right part of the heart. Androgenic-anabolic steroids-using bodybuilders had smaller diastolic velocities of both ventricles than drug-free bodybuilders and sedentary counterparts. This study shows that androgenic anabolic steroids-using bodybuilders exhibited depressed diastolic functions of both ventricles. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.