Negative impact of doping on the cardiovascular syste


Authors: M. Skalská
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika kardiologie IKEM, Praha
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2007, 9(Mimořádné): 10-17
Category: Editorial

Overview

The use of prohibited substances and methods is a frequent phenomenon today among both top athletes, and high–performance and recreational athletes of practically all age categories. Athletes take a wide spectrum of substances expecting to boost their muscle mass growth, strength and endurance, to diminish their psychic stress during athletic performance and to reduce their body weight, or to disguise the use of another prohibited substance. Doping substances have a number of adverse side effects involving different health risks and sometimes even fatal consequences. Cardiotoxicity is one of the most serious adverse effects. The article lists the most frequently used doping substances, the reasons why they are taken and their impact on the cardiovascular system.

Keywords:
sport – doping – cardiotoxicity


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