13 Jun Aortic stenosis: how exercise professionals can work with clients with AS
Aortic stenosis: how exercise professionals can work with clients with aortic stenosis
In this third video in my series on aortic stenosis for exercise professionals, I’m going to show you how you can make some simple adjustments for blood pressure that you might be measuring in the brachial artery (upper arm) using normal BP measurement techniques. These adjustments will then allow you to be able to provide safe and effective exercise plans for individuals with mild and moderate aortic stenosis, and guide you on how and why to avoid providing exercise programs for people with severe and critical aortic stenosis until they have had successful medical interventions. Aortic stenosis can seem a bit overwhelming, but I have developed this guidance based on physiology and pathophysiology and knowledge of the conventional and novel therapies for aortic stenosis. With my method, you need nothing more than a normal BP cuff and stethoscope, and the severity of disease that you should be able to get from your referrer (e.g. the client’s primary care medical practitioner).