Exercise Therapy to Treat Adults With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Trial ID or NCT#



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An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a weakened and enlarged area in the abdominal aorta, which is a large blood vessel in the abdomen. If an AAA ruptures, it can be life-threatening. Research has shown that sedentary individuals are at increased risk of developing AAAs. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an exercise program at limiting the growth of small AAAs in older individuals.

Official Title

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Simple Treatment or Prevention (AAA: STOP)

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 50 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Small AAA less than 5.5 cm in size - Over age 50
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Patients with congenital aneurysm syndromes such as Ehlers-Danlos' or Marfan's


Ronald L. Dalman MD
Ronald L. Dalman MD
Vascular surgeon
Dr. Walter C. Chidester Professor
Philip S. Tsao, PhD
John P. Cooke, MD, PhD

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Ronald Dalman