Working Out With Leaking Aortic Valve

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 1/30/2011 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have recently been diagnosed with an aortic valve leak somewhere between moderate to severe. Doctors feel I can go a while before I need it replaced.
My big question is this: I was told to stay away from heavy weight lifting, however, I was wondering if anyone out there has the same situation and if they can at least give me an opinion on lifting light weights that do not require me to grunt or close my throat in order to lift. In other words, less weights/higher reps.
Bellski's Husband

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 1/30/2011 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I understand, patients with aortic valve insufficiency should avoid strenuous isometric activity, such as weight lifting, rope climbing, and pull-ups. May I suggest your talk with your Dr. in depth re your concerns.

Moderator: Anxiety/Panic, Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.

"If you can't change the world, change your world"

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 1/30/2011 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, he was a bit vague as to what was considered strenuous
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:14 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,993,116 posts in 328,018 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161214 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, kjanid51.
293 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
GoBucks, Donjr, Gear, Pratoman, ExhaustedGirl1, F8, Mamatomypeas