KD & The Heart

Kawasaki Disease and Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, Kawasaki disease can affect the heart in as many as one in four children.

The disease can lead to damage in the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle (coronary arteries) and to the heart muscle itself. This damage can result in an enlargement or swelling of the blood vessel wall, known as an aneurysm. Infants less than one year old are at a higher risk of heart complications from Kawasaki disease than older children and adults.

If you need further information, the following video explains the impact of Kawasaki disease on the coronary arteries.

See the AHA 2019 Guidelines for KD

AHA Guidelines for KD

Read the American Heart Association guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of KD.


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KD Articles and Journals

Read published articles on the long term effects of KD, possible complications and management of the disease.