Awareness Video is Launched
Watch our awareness video – launched 26 June by Sky UK Chief Operating Officer, Chris Stylianou at Sky HQ, London, together with BHF Chief Exec Simon Gillespie!
Awareness is key to early diagnosis
Mr Stylianou said “We are delighted that we are able to help raise awareness of Kawasaki disease, as we know that early detection in children is so critical in sucessfully treating a disease of this type.”
Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: “Kawasaki Disease is the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children in the western world. It can leave a legacy of permanent damage, which is why awareness and early diagnosis are so important in helping to reduce the chance of lifelong heart damage in children.
In the UK 28% of treated children with Kawasaki Disease have some heart damage, 24% have coronary artery aneurysms.
Early diagnosis and treatment is directly linked to improved outcomes.
Know the symptoms
& TREAT EARLY!