Long-term cardiac sequelae of Kawasaki disease.

  title={Long-term cardiac sequelae of Kawasaki disease.},
  author={David Fulton and Jane W. Newburger},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  volume={2 4},
Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in childhood. Despite treatment with intravenous gamma globulin, 2% to 4% of patients have coronary abnormalities. Those with giant aneurysms are at risk for stenosis and myocardial ischemia/infarction, and require aggressive anticoagulation with frequent follow-up, including stress testing and… CONTINUE READING