American heart association (AHA) guidelines for Kawasaki Disease released

What is this?

The AHA guidelines have been much anticipated. They can be downloaded from a link on our website if you’ve not read them already. They are in fact a scientific paper on many aspects of Kawasaki Disease including recommendations for USA and Canadian doctors for USA/Canada patient care.

What does this mean for us in the U.K?

Whilst these are the American guidelines, they give us lots of information to compare with our UK guidelines.

What happens now?

Societi, as chair of the Kawasaki Disease Steering Group, have organised a writing group to update  the 2013 UK guidelines and produce a whole of lifetime care guide that will be used UK wide.