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Which systolic pressure should be used for the management of an aortic aneurysm?
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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Below 140
Lower is fine, too, as long as you are not feeling lightheaded or dizzy.
Keeping the BP low slows the rate of aneurysm expansion. Decreasing the heart rate to <80 is also thought to reduce the shear stress that increases growth rate of aneurysms. Remember, active smoking increases the rate of growth of aneurysms and increases the rupture rate of smaller aneurysms, so quit if you are still smoking!

In brief: Below 140
Lower is fine, too, as long as you are not feeling lightheaded or dizzy.
Keeping the BP low slows the rate of aneurysm expansion. Decreasing the heart rate to <80 is also thought to reduce the shear stress that increases growth rate of aneurysms. Remember, active smoking increases the rate of growth of aneurysms and increases the rupture rate of smaller aneurysms, so quit if you are still smoking!
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Normlal BP
Good BP control is always important in health management.
Understand however that BP control will not cause AAA to decrease in size. Careful and frequent monitoring of the size of the aneurysm is very much in order.

In brief: Normlal BP
Good BP control is always important in health management.
Understand however that BP control will not cause AAA to decrease in size. Careful and frequent monitoring of the size of the aneurysm is very much in order.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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