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Children 2019, 6(2), 32; https://doi.org/10.3390/children6020032

Cardiac Catheterization in Assessment and Treatment of Kawasaki Disease in Children and Adolescents

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Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Interventional Catheterization Laboratory, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
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C.E. Mullins Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, The Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Cardiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Received: 27 January 2019 / Revised: 17 February 2019 / Accepted: 20 February 2019 / Published: 21 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Kawasaki Disease in Children and Adolescents)
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Abstract

Cardiac catheterization has become a promising tool to assess and treat coronary artery lesions in patients with Kawasaki disease. Significant coronary artery lesions can now be treated via transcatheter route even in small children. Further development and miniaturization of this technology will help to promote widespread use to the benefit of small children suffering from coronary artery disease. The role of diagnostic and interventional coronary artery procedures in children and adolescents are discussed in this article. View Full-Text
Keywords: Kawasaki disease; fractional flow reserve (FFR); intravascular ultrasound (IVUS); angioplasty; stenting Kawasaki disease; fractional flow reserve (FFR); intravascular ultrasound (IVUS); angioplasty; stenting
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Agrawal, H.; Qureshi, A.M. Cardiac Catheterization in Assessment and Treatment of Kawasaki Disease in Children and Adolescents. Children 2019, 6, 32.

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