Long term clinical care
Lifetime cardiovascular management of patients with previous Kawasaki Disease
Increasing numbers of patients who suffered Kawasaki Disease in childhood are transitioning to the care of adult services where there is significantly less awareness and experience of the condition than in paediatric services. The aim of this document is to provide guidance on the long-term management of patients who have vascular complications of Kawasaki Disease […]
Utility of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in the Diagnosis and Management of Acute-Phase Adult-Onset Kawasaki Disease
A Japanese paper describing the use of CCTA to support Kawasaki Disease diagnosis.
Retrospective study of the impact of unrecognised Kawasaki Disease, coronary aneurysm and ectasia
The first UK study to retrospectively review and characterise the angiographic prevalence of Kawasaki Disease
Management of Kawasaki Disease in adults
This review addresses gaps in the current knowledge of the disease and its optimal treatment, differences in the AHA and JCS guidelines, targets for future research and obstacles to transition of care from adolescence into adulthood.
Dissecting Kawasaki disease: a state-of-the-art review
A discussion paper on Kawasaki Disease which concludes that many aspects of KD remain unknown, although there is growing knowledge on the etiology
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Scientific Statement for Health Professionals From the American Heart
AHA 2017 recommendations provide updated and best evidence-based guidance to healthcare providers who diagnose and manage Kawasaki disease, but clinical decision making should be individualized to specific patient circumstances.
Pregnancy Management of Women with Coronary Artery Aneurysm following Kawasaki Disease During Childhood
A useful case report and discussion paper on pregnancy management of women with coronary artery aneurysm(s) following an episode of acute Kawasaki Disease in childhood. Kawasaki Disease is increasingly common and as incidence rises, the issues discussed in this paper will become increasingly relevant for clinicians caring for the growing number of patients who will […]
Acute Cardiovascular Management of Patients with previous Kawasaki Disease – NHS London Guidance
This guidance identifies risk factors, introduces the requirement for a person-specific protocol, and notes the need to ensure life-long follow up for those patients with coronary artery injury by a cardiology team with specialist interest in Kawasaki Disease.
Cardiovascular status after Kawasaki Disease in the UK
This study examined circulating endothelial cells (CECs) years after Kawasaki Disease
Safety and efficacy of warfarin plus aspirin combination therapy for giant coronary artery aneurysm secondary to Kawasaki Disease: a meta-analysis.
This study compared the safety and efficacy of warfarin plus aspirin versus aspirin alone