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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 mio
    one AK

  • 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 :)

    Brian tinsley
    sales engineer
    Everett WA