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@mermaid1

I'm in the same situation. Recently diagnosed with 43 mm ascending aortic aneurysm. I had genetic testing and that was negative. In August I'll have another CT scan and echo. In the meantime I was told to add a beta blocker to my statin, which has further lowered my blood pressure and to keep doing cardio workout as long as I can carry on a conversation. The biggest change is weight training and lifting heavy objects. No more heavy weights or straining to lift or push objects. I've searched the Internet and found a cardiologist with an aortic aneurysm that recommends a different style of weight training called The 100. You can google it if you are interested. I'll have to wait until August to see if it is growing or staying the same.

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@mermaid1, it's comforting to meet someone else who is in the same situation. All the best as you focus on preventive strategies and await your August appointment. Waiting is so hard, isn't it? I have my follow up in mid-July and have to work to keep myself from worrying about whether my ascending aortic aneurism is getting worse in the interim. I guess we just have to trust that we're doing everything we can to positively impact our health, ongoing.
All the best,
Suz1950

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