Long-Term Effects of Anabolic-Androgenic-Steroid Abuse | SpringerLink
Steroid-related abnormalities in lipid profiles with elevated low-density lipoprotein LDL cholesterol and depressed high-density lipoprotein HDL cholesterol, as well as hematological disorders, may increase the risk of cardiac infarction and stroke.
Recently, a number of case reports of acute cardiac death associated with steroid abuse has appeared in the literature. The overwhelming majority of fatalities reported in the literature is associated with acute myocardial infarction MI with or without thrombotic occlusion of the coronary arteries. Steroid-associated cardiovascular lesions could be demonstrated in animal studies but there seem to exist no steroid-specific pathological findings in humans.
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