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