Can Lifting Weights Cause Aortic Dilatation (Enlargement)?

A vascular surgeon who performs aortic repairs answers if weightlifting can cause aortic dilatation. “With regard to aortic dilatation in athletes, these kind of exercises (lifting weights) do in fact, over a long period of [...]

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 [...]

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft Repair Is Here

Stent graft technology for the repair of an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm is a marvel of medical advancement. Stent technology continues to evolve; soon, endovascular repair (stent grafting) will be more common with ascending aortic [...]

THORACIC AORTIC ANEURYSM: Weightlifting & Cardio Guidelines

Top surgeons answer questions about just how much you can and cannot lift with a thoracic aortic aneurysm. After doing extensive research in online medical journals regarding weightlifting limitations for people with a thoracic aortic [...]