Cost-effective use of echocardiography in children with Kawasaki disease.

@article{Scott1999CosteffectiveUO,
  title={Cost-effective use of echocardiography in children with Kawasaki disease.},
  author={John S Scott and Jose A Ettedgui and William H. Neches},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1999},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={e57}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a third echocardiogram, performed 6 months to 1 year after the onset of Kawasaki disease (KD), as recommended by current American Heart Association guidelines, identified any case of coronary artery abnormalities when previous echocardiograms were normal. METHODS Children diagnosed with KD were identified by searching our institution's database. Cases were included in the study if diagnosed between June 1988 and December 1996 and if at least two echocardiograms… CONTINUE READING

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