Our expert says:
Thank you for your query. I am sorry to hear your son has aortic and coronary aneurysms. Presumably he has a condition known as Kawasaki disease.
Being an adult cardiologist I am not an expert on Kawasaki disease. However the same principles regarding exercise should apply to your son as apply to adult patients with coronary disease. Low intensity sustained aerobic type exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming and tennis etc is preferable to high intensity isometric exercise such as weight lifting. Push-ups and squats are essentially a form of isometric exercise, so as warm up exercises I would recommend jogging, stretching, etc, which should be more than adequate.
I presume your son is seeing a paediatric cardiologist, which he should continue to do regularly, and he should see an adult cardiologist once he is old enough. I hope he continues to do well.
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