Novel and traditional cardiovascular risk factors in children after Kawasaki disease: implications for premature atherosclerosis.

@article{Cheung2004NovelAT,
  title={Novel and traditional cardiovascular risk factors in children after Kawasaki disease: implications for premature atherosclerosis.},
  author={Yiu-Fai Cheung and Tak-cheung Yung and Sidney Chi-Fai Tam and Marco Hok Kung Ho and Adolphus Kai-tung Chau},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={120-4}
}
OBJECTIVES We determined the profile of cardiovascular risk factors in children late after Kawasaki disease (KD) and compared it with that of age-matched healthy children. BACKGROUND Concerns have been raised regarding the possibility of a predisposition of KD to premature atherosclerosis later in life. METHODS A cohort of 102 subjects were studied: 37 KD patients with coronary aneurysms (group I), 29 KD patients with normal coronary arteries (group II), and 36 healthy age-matched children… CONTINUE READING
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