[Kawasaki's disease, current concepts of coronary revascularization surgery in the pediatric poblation].

Arch Cardiol Mex 2006 Jan-Mar;76(1):75-9

Servicio de Cirugía de Cardiopatías Congénitas, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez", (INCICH, Juan Badiano No. 1, 5to Piso, Col. Sección XVI, Tlalpan 14080 México, DF.

Kawasaki's disease is by now the first cause of pediatric acquired cardiopathies in many countries, even more than rheumatic fever. Probably the most common complication of this disease is coronary affection, which often causes stenosis. Treatment of the acute and chronic coronary events in children is based on the knowledge acquired from the disease in adults. The increasing experience in pediatric patients with this pathology has led to better ways of handling and treating this disease.

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August 2006
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