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. 2007 Jan;121(1):48-53.
doi: 10.1007/s00414-005-0055-9. Epub 2005 Nov 15.

Sudden Cardiac Death During Anabolic Steroid Abuse: Morphologic and Toxicologic Findings in Two Fatal Cases of Bodybuilders

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Sudden Cardiac Death During Anabolic Steroid Abuse: Morphologic and Toxicologic Findings in Two Fatal Cases of Bodybuilders

Vittorio Fineschi et al. Int J Legal Med. .

Abstract

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.

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