Exercise Therapy to Treat Adults With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00349947


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)

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Small AAA less than 5.5 cm in size

   - Over age 50

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Patients with congenital aneurysm syndromes such as Ehlers-Danlos' or Marfan's


behavioral: Exercise Program

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Ronald Dalman