A member asked:

Can i safely participate in martial arts with a dilated ascending aorta of 4.2 cm?

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Dr. John Munshower answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

You need to follow-up with a vascular surgeon and have your BP followed as well as cholesterol , stop smoking if you do, etc. and generally get routine follow-up visits. Increased activity, like those in martial arts, may rise your BP, so it would be a question, that the Vascular Dr. who knows you best and treats you currently, would be able to tell you including exactly what activities 4U.

Answered May 16, 2017



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