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Am J Cardiol. 1999 Jan 1;83(1):123-5, A9.

Effect of oxymetholone on left ventricular dimensions in heart failure secondary to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy or to mitral or aortic regurgitation.

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Department of Cardiology, Tokai University Hospital, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan.


This study suggests that the short-term administration of a small dosage of anabolic steroids may have a beneficial effect on the deteriorated myocardium, although long-standing exposure to a larger dosage of anabolic steroids may induce myocardial and systemic complications.

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