Regular aerobic exercise helps control blood pressure and cholesterol levels, both of which are risk factors for aortic dissections and ruptures of aortic aneurysms.
Avoid weight lifting...Weight lifting causes temporary increases in blood pressure that could potentially result in an aortic dissection or rupture.
Weight lifting causes temporary increases in blood pressure that could potentially result in an aortic dissection or rupture. I take blood pressure control medication, and that includes coreg. I lift weights and treadmill exercise and my heart rate and blood pressure and heart rate doesn't not get very high. If you have controlled bp, you may want to ask your doctor before resistance training.
Have you had serial testing for a growth pattern? The 4.1 to 4.3 cm is not very large, but it is in the risk category.
I agree with kenkeith that you should probably avoid the heavy weightlifting. If one is available, an exercise though you might be able to try is exercising on a rowing machine. Although it is an aerobic exercise, you will benefit from some upper body strength and toning as well. Have you ever noticed any symptoms such as back pains from your aneurysm?
I am aware that you should not do heavy weight lifting with an ascending aortic aneurysm but what about resistance bands? It gives a pretty decent upper body workout but not sure it causes a spike in blood pressure. I would think it would be similar to rowing. Any thoughts?