What complications in the left ventricle of the heart are linked with anabolic steroid use?

Hypertrophy. While the results are not striking, studies of anabolic steroid users have shown a thicker left ventricle compared to non-using athletes. In some cases, this remains even when the steroid abuse stops. A condition called asymmetric ventricular hypertrophy, which can block one of the heart valves, as well as sudden cardiac death, have also been reported in abusers. If this is you, stop and get help.
Hypertrophy. Left vemtricular hypertrophy (thickening of the wall of the left ventricle) is asswociated with the use of anabolic steroids.That should be no suprise in that the skeltal muscle is also involved. Left ventricular hypertrophy is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There is also evidence that heart attacks even with normal arteries are more common with as use.

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Any medications to help protect my heart and body against anabolic steroids such as testosterone? Anything help would be appreciated.

Let's clarify. Your body makes testosterone to make and keep you looking and functioning as a man. This is good. If you are taking Anabolic steroids in the gym & want another rx to protect you, nothing's helpful (some men take tamoxifen to protect against growing breasts.) they make you grumpy, most women prefer a naturally muscled man & who really wants a lawbreaking cheater? Read more...

What does an enlarged left ventricle of the heart do to a child?

Depends. Mitral valve regurgitation or cardiomyopathy are 2 common causes. Your doctor will be able to discuss the clinical ramification for the left ventricular enlargement and monitoring or follow up needed. Read more...

Husband has high BP and an enlarged left ventricle. He started BP meds yesterday:olmetec. He has been a high endurance biker? Heart due to this or bp?

Complicated question. Need to know more details of your husband's condition. His "enlarged left ventricle" may be from exercise or may be some heart failure. I would be happy to help out if you consult me and we can discuss it! Read more...
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Is it when you have an enlarged left ventricle in the heart considered very serious?

Serious. Depending on the type and severity of the condition. The heart can be dilated or can be hypertrophic. Dilated heart can have a systolic dysfunction that can be idiopathic, ischemic, drug related etc. Diastolic dysfunction that can be from severe chronic hypertension, aortic valve stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Treatment can be different. 2d echocardiogram for diagnosis. Read more...

I am suffering from mild concentric hypertropy of left ventricle. Is it cureble and reverseble. I have no other problem in my heart?

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