The evaluation and management of athletes with HTAD and aortopathy conditions requires shared decision-making encompassing the underlying condition, family history, aortic diameter, and type and intensity of sports and exercise. Mouse models of thoracic aortic disease show that low-to-moderate-level aerobic exercise can maintain aortic architecture and attenuate pathologic aortic root dilation. Although controlled trials in human are lacking, recreational physical activities performed at a low-to-moderate aerobic pace are generally low risk for most individuals with aortopathy conditions. High-intensity, competitive, and contact sports or physical activities are generally prohibited in individuals with aortopathy conditions.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Clinics in Sports Medicine|
|State||Published - Jul 2022|
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- Aorta, Thoracic/pathology
- Aortic Diseases/genetics