Myocardial Infarction in a 17-Year-Old Body Builder Using Clenbuterol

Beata Kierzkowska, Jerzy Stanczyk, Jaroslaw D. Kasprzak
2005 Circulation Journal  
patient has been followed-up for 24 months and remains asymptomatic today while taking bisoprolol 5 mg and acetylsalicylic acid 75 mg daily. Homocysteine levels normalized with folic acid supplementation. A case of non-Q myocardial infarction in a previously healthy 17-year-old body builder, who used clenbuterol, a long-acting 2 adrenergic agonist with anabolic and lipolytic effects, is reported. Only 1 case report of myocardial infarction associated with the use of clenbuterol was found in a
more » ... terature review and that case was, however, associated with anabolic steroid use. This is the first case report to describe myocardial infarction in a young male body builder only taking clenbuterol. (Circ J 2005; 69: 1144 -1146
doi:10.1253/circj.69.1144 pmid:16127201 fatcat:pbkxaauccraidg7y2q7u5bfafe