Thread: Enlarged heart
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
Walter Edwards Wood
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I am a 52 yoa white, overweight male. After following a low fat, high carbohydrate diet for years, I had an angioplasty with stint placement in the right coronary artery (which was more than 99% occluded) in Jan. 2001. At that time it was discovered that I had a bicuspid aortic valve with moderate regurgitation. I had been forbidden to perform resistance exercises, but did not strictly adhere to that protocol. I was doing well with a left ventricle measured at 67 cm. in Jan. 2006 when I began CrossFit. Despite good gains in fitness, two weeks ago my left ventricle measured 71 cm. and I was advised that valve replacement should follow if it increased in size to 75 cm. or greater. I am strictly forbidden to perform resistance exercises, but the fitness benefits of the CrossFit protocol makes me want to continue it in some (modified) form.
I have begun a high protein diet program as recommended by the Drs. Eades.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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