SEVERE SYMPTOMTIC SINUS BRADYCARDIA ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANABOLIC ANDROGENIC STEROIDS IN BODYBUILDING
Amin Ahminedache*, M.D, Saeed Hatem, M.D, Mustapha Elbekkali, Ph.D and Halima Benjelloun M.D.
The use of anabolic androgenic steroids is a widespread practice in bodybuilding for its well-known effect on enhancing skeletal muscle gain despite their adverse effects on cardiovascular system. We report a first case of a 27 years old male amateur bodybuilder who presented a severe symptomatic sinus bradycardia after using an anabolic androgenic steroids to gain muscle mass. Learning objective: Cardiovascular screening should be performed in every amateur or professional athlete who has used anabolic androgenic steroids.
Keywords: Sinus bradycardia, anabolic androgenic steroids, Dianabol, methandrostenolone, bodybuilding.
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