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Diastolic function in children with Kawasaki Disease.
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PMID:  19945179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery dilation (CAD) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction are recognized complications of Kawasaki Disease (KD). Diastolic function assessed by echocardiography in the KD patient population and its interrelationship to the KD course, systolic dysfunction, and CAD is less well characterized. The purpose of this study was to determine whether diastolic function is impaired in KD patients and whether there are any clinical correlates.
DESIGN/METHODS: All KD patients with an echocardiogram recording of tissue Doppler velocities were included. Patients were analyzed based on CAD (Group I: patients who had CAD during their disease course; Group II: patients who never had CAD). In addition, we compared measures of diastolic function in patients with echocardiograms 0-30days (n=35) and >30days (n=72) post-IVIG treatment.
RESULTS: 116 patients (80 males) were included (mean age, 7.7±6.7years; mean time since KD onset, 4.0±5.6years). Group I (41 patients, 36%), compared to Group II, had decreased E'(lateral) and longer mitral early deceleration time. E'(lateral) and E'(septal) were significantly decreased in patients 0-30days vs. >30days post-IVIG, whereas mitral early deceleration time was not significantly different.
CONCLUSION: Our results demonstrate that there is impaired relaxation in KD patients in the early phase of the disease and in KD patients with CAD during the disease course.
Elif Seda Selamet Tierney; Jane W Newburger; Dionne Graham; Annette Baker; David R Fulton; Steven D Colan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  148     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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