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What are the effects of steroids on the heart?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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It can cause water retention and worsen congestive heart failure in moderate to high doses. Rarely high dose steroids used for a extended length of time can cause weakening of the heart muscle and is known as steroid induced cardiomyopathy.

In brief: Different things...

It can cause water retention and worsen congestive heart failure in moderate to high doses. Rarely high dose steroids used for a extended length of time can cause weakening of the heart muscle and is known as steroid induced cardiomyopathy.
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