Rapid rise in steroid induced heart problems

October 24th, 2013

This article is more than 11 years old.

Heart specialists and anti-doping authorities are teaming up to call for a study into illegal steroid use.

Their concern comes as hospitals say they have experienced a dramatic rise in the number of steroid-induced heart problems over the past seven years.

Major hospitals say they record on average one new person a month, typically body builders, whose heart has been damaged by steroid use. Some require transplants. 


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