Teenage bodybuilder Andrej Gajdos dies after artery in heart bursts
A NORMAL human heart weighs close to 400g, but when bodybuilder Andrej Gajdosâ?? heart finally ruptured, it weighed a staggering 680g.
The 19-year-old, who stood at an intimidating 7ft 2in and weighed 127kg, longed to be as big as wrestler-turned movie star Dwayne â??The Rockâ?? Johnson. But, in the end, it was that desire that killed the young fitness fanatic.
Mr Gajdos was standing outside a supermarket in the British seaside town of Weston-super-Mare when he suddenly fell to the ground, the Bristol Post reported
The main artery that runs through the chest â?? the thoracic aorta â?? had burst. It was so rare and so serious, that he didnâ??t stand a chance, dying almost instantly.
His training program came under scrutiny at an inquest into his death where it was revealed that he went to the gym twice a day. It also heard that traces of anabolic steroids and testosterone were found in his body, and his family found four different types of steroids in his flat.
The inquest, at Avon Coronerâ??s Court, heard that Mr Gadjos had extraordinarily large organs, which may have put strain on his heart muscles.
Dr John Oxley, who performed the autopsy, said he had â??never met a man so bigâ??. Normally someone with such enlarged organs had a genetic abnormality.
â??Andrejâ??s heart weighed 680g, and a normal heart is between 400 and 500g. He wasnâ??t a normal man. It is extremely rare for a young person to have a torn aorta like that. I have only seen one other case in 15 years.â??
Dr Oxley said steroid use would have caused his heart to get bigger, which increased the chances of a thoracic rupture.