Aortic Aneurysm: Is High Intensity Interval Training Safe?

A leading aortic disease surgeon explains about aortic aneurysm and high intensity interval training cardio. If you’ve been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and have always been a fitness enthusiast, you’re likely wondering if high [...]

Are Barbell Squats Safe with an Aortic Aneurysm?

Weightlifter and aortic disease repair surgeon Dr. John Elefteriades talks about squatting with a thoracic aortic aneurysm. It’s devastating when a strength training enthusiast or bodybuilder learns he or she has a thoracic aortic aneurysm; this means [...]

Lifting Weights with Aortic Aneurysm: “Straining” Defined

For those with thoracic aortic aneurysm, the restriction of “No straining” when lifting weights needs to be explained. If you’ve been diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm and have always lifted weights, you’re likely wondering [...]