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Sudden cardiac death during anabolic steroid abuse: morphologic and toxicologic findings in two fatal cases of bodybuilders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16292586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two cases of sudden cardiac death (SCD) involving previously healthy bodybuilders who were chronic androgenic-anabolic steroids users. In both instances, autopsies, histology of the organs, and toxicologic screening were performed. Our findings support an emerging consensus that the effects of vigorous weight training, combined with anabolic steroid use and increased androgen sensitivity, may predispose these young men to myocardial injury and even SCD.
Vittorio Fineschi; Irene Riezzo; Fabio Centini; Enrico Silingardi; Manuela Licata; Giovanni Beduschi; Steven B Karch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2005-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of legal medicine     Volume:  121     ISSN:  0937-9827     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Legal Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-07-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101456     Medline TA:  Int J Legal Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Forensic Pathology, University of Foggia, Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anabolic Agents / poisoning*
Autopsy / methods*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*,  pathology
Doping in Sports
Forensic Toxicology / methods*
Substance Abuse Detection
Weight Lifting*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anabolic Agents

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