Acute Aortic Dissection in a Young Healthy Athlete with Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Use: A Case Report from Qatar
|Manish Barman*, Bendaas Djamel and Joji Mathews|
|Department of Cardiology, Al Ahli Hospital, Doha, Qatar|
|Corresponding Author :||Manish Barman
Department of Cardiology
Al Ahli Hospital, PO Box 6401, Doha, Qatar
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received February 26, 2014; Accepted April 07, 2014; Published April 14, 2014|
|Citation: Barman M, Djamel B, Mathews J (2014) Acute Aortic Dissection in a Young Healthy Athlete with Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Use: A Case Report from Qatar. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 2:152. doi:10.4172/2329-9517.1000152|
|Copyright: © 2014 Barman M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Acute aortic dissection can occur at the time of intense physical exertion in strength-trained athletes like weightlifters, bodybuilders, throwers, and wrestlers.
Rapid rise in blood pressure and history of hypertension are the most common causes of aortic dissection in athletes. It is a very tragic event because of its high mortality rate of about 32% in young patients. We report a case of aortic dissection in a young weightlifter with history of anabolic steroid usage with an extensive intimal tear of the aorta at Sino tubular junction and arch.