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Successful recovery after ventricular fibrillation in a patient with Kawasaki disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10825623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an uncommon cause of sudden death in young adults in Europe. Angiographically, the disease is characterized by coronary artery aneurysms which can be fully obstructed by acute thrombosis or by progression of the disease. If diagnosis of KD is made, immediate investigation should be made to determine whether ischemia is occurring and if so, to establish optimal time for revascularisation or cardiac transplantation. We describe an 18-year-old Caucasian male who was not previously known to have KD and who suffered from an acute myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular fibrillation, caused by acute thrombosis of a coronary artery aneurysm.
D van Lier; P G Jorens; F Cools; L L Bossaert; C J Vrints
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0300-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-30     Completed Date:  2000-06-30     Revised Date:  2009-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650, Edegem, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Thrombosis / etiology
Heart Aneurysm / etiology,  radiography
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / complications*,  drug therapy
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis,  etiology
Radiography, Thoracic
Ventricular Fibrillation / etiology*

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