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Potentially fatal arrhythmias in two cases of adult Kawasaki disease

  • Hirofumi Watanabe (a1), Masataka Kato (a1) and Mamoru Ayusawa (a1)

Abstract

Fatal arrhythmias in asymptomatic Kawasaki disease patients with normal left ventricular function have rarely been reported. In this study, we report the cases of two adult patients with largely unpredictable sudden cardiac arrest, despite almost-normal left ventricular function even after the diagnosis of presumed Kawasaki disease, as well as consider the mechanisms involved with reference to the literature.

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Correspondence to: H. Watanabe, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Ooyaguchikamichou, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8610, Japan. Tel: +8 133 972 8111 ext 8563; Fax: +8 133 957 6186; E-mail: mehi11016@g.nihon-u.ac.jp

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