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Predominance of normal left ventricular geometry in the male ‘athlete's heart’
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    Higher relative wall thickness in strength athletes using anabolic steroids

    In the study presented from Utomi et al (1), the Morganroth hypothesis concerning a different left ventricular (LV) adaptation between endurance and strength athletes has been tested. The authors demonstrated a normal LV geometry in male strength athletes and concluded that the hypothesis of a LV concentric hypertrophy should be revised. We would like to point out that we have questioned the disproportionate increase in...

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