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Left ventricular wall motion abnormalities in Kawasaki's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6720528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two-dimensional (2DE) and M-mode echocardiographic examinations were reviewed for 21 patients with Kawasaki's disease. Cardiac catheterization including coronary angiography was performed in 14 patients. 2DE detected regional myocardial contraction deficits in four patients later proven to have coronary disease. Coronary aneurysms were detected by echocardiography in two of four patients with proven coronary lesions. Although a minor pericardial effusion was detected in two patients and an increased left ventricular (LV) cavity dimension was found in one patient, M-mode function studies were not helpful for detection of cardiac involvement. ECG and chest x-ray examination were also noncontributory. We conclude that 2DE detection of LV wall contraction abnormalities may be a sensitive method for detecting cardiac contraction abnormalities may be a sensitive method for detecting cardiac involvement in Kawasaki's disease. 2DE may be better for assessing LV contraction than for imaging aneurysms in Kawasaki patients.
Authors:
E Grenadier; H D Allen; S J Goldberg; L M Valdes-Cruz; D J Sahn; V A Fulginiti; J V Barron; C O Lima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1984 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-01     Completed Date:  1984-06-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  966-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aneurysm / etiology
Angiography
Child
Child, Preschool
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Disease / etiology
Coronary Vessels / pathology,  physiopathology*
Echocardiography / methods*
Electrocardiography
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / complications,  physiopathology*
Myocardial Contraction*
Pericardial Effusion / etiology

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