Care after Aorta Surgery?


David Y asks TBE: “Is there any information about connective tissue disorders related to aortic aneurysms, valvular prolapse and treatment and care after surgery.”

We asked Dr. Vidyasagar Kalahasti, staff cardiologist in our Section of Imaging and member of our Aorta Center.  He provided the following answer by video.

Summary: If you have a connective tissue disease, we do have specific recommendations after aortic surgery:

  • Medications to control heart rate and blood pressure
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • No heavy weight lifting, heavy exercise, or competitive sports

Each patient is different, so it is best if you talk to your doctor or participate in cardiac rehabilitation, so you your plan can be tailored to you.

  • Kelly Luke

    I always ate butter. Makes sense, it’s real. Tastes better. I like salt. Red meat doesn’t always agree with me, same with too much dairy. Sad, I love ice cream. I didn’t always listen to the latest scientific findings. I use MY common sense. Which is not always reliable. So I investigate when I need to.

  • Alba Leclerc

    In other words… eat Italian, not Itamerican.

  • SloopJB

    This fixation on cholesterol is quite antiquated, get with the program Cleveland!
    Cutting carbs sorts it all out, fat (incl saturated fat) is good. Do it radically and you lose lots of weight too, then ease off once you’ve reached your desired weight.