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WEIGHT LIFTING WITH ASCENDING AORTIC ANEURYSMAortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Jan 19 3:38pm | Replies (7)
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I have been doing these exercises for more than a decade. My cardiologist had told me not to lift anything more that 50 pounds but to be on the safe side I cut down my weightlifting to 40 pounds max and I have been doing that for the past 4 years. I have not had any issues or symptoms, but I just wanted to see if other people with similar problems have different advice from their cardiologists.
My cardiologist is currently on vacation, but I recently read an article that said hot tubs are not safe for people with aortic aneurysms. I have been using my hot tub for years now until last Wednesday when I read that article and since then I have not used it. I don't know if anyone else in this group uses a hot tub