Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
One of the many specialists that ran tests told me "for you, cardio exercise would be counter productive". I asked him to repeat his comment to my husband, which he did. My dissection was so extensive that getting my heart rate up could be deadly. I am wondering if anyone on this site has ever been told this?
My cardiologist has said regular walking or slow swimming would be OK, but even that would increase my heart rate. This fact scares me into being sedentary which isn't good for me either. I am about 35lbs over weight which is another bad factor. Add to this the fact that I have a prolapsed mitral valve which caused me shortness of breath at the slightest level of activity. Because of all that I have mentioned, I have chronic fatigue. I am four and a half years since my AD and never thought the fatigue would still be problematic. Although, I wonder if the Mitral Valve was repaired if the fatigue would be resolved.
I would appreciate any input from our group. I feel like no one understands my issues.
Warm Regards to all
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