Kawasaki disease: surgical treatment.
Kawasaki Disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis of small and medium
arteries, preferably affecting coronary arteries. It is one of the most
frequent causes of acquired heart disease in children. Despite being
comprehensively studied, its etiopathogenesis is not totally explained.
The surgical procedures usually become necessary during the late
follow-up and may be coronary artery bypass grafting, cardiac
defibrillator implantation with or without cardiac resynchronization
therapy, or cardiac transplantation.