Descending Aorta Aneursym and High Altititude

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   Posted 3/28/2014 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
I am new to site because my husband was diagnosed with Descending Aorta Aneursym about 5 years ago. It is 4.5 cm and has NOT changed. We are considering a move to a very high altitude (9,000 ft) area and wanted to get opinions.

We have visited here over the last five years (and before) several times for a week or so each trip. His doctor told him that it should not be a problem (visiting), but now considering a full time move.

He plays golf and does not ski anymore and will not be overexerting himself.

I would appreciate any info.

stkitt
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   Posted 3/28/2014 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Moving,
 
People with health problems such as sickle-cell anemia and chronic lung and heart disorders should be careful. Altitude tends to put a strain on such diseases. My best advice for your husband is to get checked out before making the move to an altitude of 9000 feet.
 
Altitude sickness has nothing to do with fitness level, age or gender. It depends on three factors: elevation, rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. Resource: Article Altitude Sickness
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