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Bicuspid aortic aneurysms exercise advice

  • 1.  Bicuspid aortic aneurysms exercise advice

    Posted 11-25-2019 02:19
    Hello all,

    I am 52 was diagnosed by chance in July with a congenital bicuspid aortic aneurysm measuring 5.1cm. A follow up scan in October showed the aneurysm is still 5.1cm and the advice is to monitor the condition every 4/5 months before a date for surgery is fixed. I am now taking beta blockers and statins. I am the correct weight, have a good diet and do not smoke or have diabetes. I monitor my heart rate via a sports watch (Garmin). Currently I cycle, walk, swim, play tennis (doubles) and golf. In all cases less strenuously than pre diagnosis.

    Can anyone advise regarding exercise? I am told to be active, however I find that while my resting heart rate is ok - around 60 according to the watch - when I exercise it regularly goes to between 90-125, sometimes up to 135 (tennis). Is this safe? Also is skiing safe, both in relation to altitude and intensity?

    Thanks for any guidance on this and other areas.

    Dan

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  • 2.  RE: Bicuspid aortic aneurysms exercise advice

    Posted 11-26-2019 13:10
    I would not due any heavy lifting but most importantly is the Blood Pressure. The BP is what causes the aorta to get enlarged and stretch. I work just make sure your BP is the number one priority and keep your stress levels down too!
    Brian :)

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    Brian tinsley
    sales engineer
    Comcast
    Everett WA
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