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Research Opportunity Available!

Do you have an aortic aneurysm or have you had an aortic dissection? Do you want to be active but are uncertain about what types of exercise are safe? Are you confused by exercise restrictions?

If you answered yes to these questions, we invite you to participate in a new study at the University of Texas at Houston (UTHealth) led by Dr. Siddharth Prakash, a cardiologist at McGovern Medical School.

· Dr. Prakash and his study team will measure your blood pressure during routine activities and while you perform different types of exercise.

· We will also measure the size and stiffness of your aorta using a new ultrasound test that may help us to provide more individual care to patients with aneurysms and dissections.

· These tests are free, do not involve needles or drugs, and will take only 2-3 hours of your time, but you will have to travel to our clinic at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

· At the end, we will meet with you to explain how your results can help you to stay safe and increase your overall cardiovascular health while you exercise.

For more information, please contact our study team at 713-500-6724 and ask about the “UTHealth Blood Pressure Study.”