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Are there restrictions on physical activity after endovascular repair of an aneurysm?

Are there any general long-term physical activity restrictions (particularly lifting) following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm stent placement? By long-term, I mean at least a year post-op without complications.  

submitted by Peg from Houston, Texas on 11/12/2012


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

Neil E. Strickman, MDThe only reports of graft separation have been with strenuous abdominal stretching such as rowing or sit-ups.  Newer grafts are less likely to have this problem, however, it certainly can occur.   

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