Left atrial myocardial dysfunction after chronic abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids: a speckle tracking echocardiography analysis
作者: Antonello D’AndreaJuri RadmilovicStefano CaselliAndreina CarboneRaffaella ScarafileSimona SperlonganoGiampaolo TocciTiziana FormisanoFrancesca MartoneBiagio LiccardoMichele D’AltoEduardo BossoneMaurizio GalderisiPaolo Golino
作者单位: 1Chair of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Luigi Vanvitelli University of Naples
2Department of Cardiology, Sports Medicine and Science
3Department of Cardiology, A. Cardarelli Hospital
4Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II° University of Naples
刊名: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 2018, Vol.34 (10), pp.1549-1559
来源数据库: Springer Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s10554-018-1370-9
关键词: Anabolic–androgenic steroids abuseAthlete’s heartSport trainingDopingEchocardiographyStrainLeft atrium
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Anabolic–androgenic steroids (AAS) are used by power athletes to improve performance. However, the real effects of the chronic consumption of AAS on cardiovascular structures are subjects of intense debate. To detect by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) underlying left atrial (LA) dysfunction in athletes abusing AAS and assess possible correlation between LA myocardial function and exercise capacity during cardiopulmonary stress test. 65 top-level competitive bodybuilders were selected (45 males), including 35 athletes misusing AAS for at least 5 years (users), 30 anabolic-free bodybuilders (non-users), compared to 40 age- and sex-matched healthy sedentary controls. Standard Doppler echocardiography, STE analysis and bicycle ergometric test were performed to assess LA...
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