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Could your aorta rupture during severe exercise?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly....

But if your aorta is normal, no amount of exercise should cause it to rupture.
Likewise, if your aorta is abnormal (particularly if it has an aneursym) it can rupture at any time.

In brief: Possibly....

But if your aorta is normal, no amount of exercise should cause it to rupture.
Likewise, if your aorta is abnormal (particularly if it has an aneursym) it can rupture at any time.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, depending upon if the aorta has a known aneursym and the patient's baseline blood pressure is elevated as blood pressure tends to rise in response to physical activity.

In brief: Yes

Yes, depending upon if the aorta has a known aneursym and the patient's baseline blood pressure is elevated as blood pressure tends to rise in response to physical activity.
Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
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