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Was diagnosed this week with a 4.3cm aorta. Not sure where it is as was in shock as assumed echo would return on as sonographer said heart was ok when checking as I had an atrial fibrilation.
Doctor put me on low dose beta blocker as blood pressure was marginally high and said the Bp needs to get down to 120/80 or less and said he'll see me in a year.
As you can tell from my id I was a power lifter and he thinks that might have been on of the causes.
I'm hoping now I train light it won't grow anymore and has been that size for a while.
Anyone know the growth rate if the blood pressure is controlled?
Can the aorta ever reduce in size (I assume not)?
I train weights and martial arts - can I continue?
Thanks for any replies this forum has already been useful
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