Coronary Artery Aneurysms and Congestive Heart Failure-- Possible Long-Term Course of Kawasaki Disease in an Adult -- A Case Report

Sakai, Yoshihiko; Takayanagi, Kan; Inoue, Teruo; Yamaguchi, Hirokazu; Hayashi, Terumi; Morooka, Shigenori; Takabatake, Yutaka; Sato, Yoshinobu
July 1988
Angiology;Jul1988 Part 1, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p625
Academic Journal
Multiple coronary artery aneurysms, rarely seen in patients with atherosclerotic heart disease, can be frequently observed in children with Kawasaki disease. However, their long-term clinical courses still remain obscure. A thirty-nine-year-old male came to our clinic because of congestive heart failure. A left ventriculogram revealed highly reduced wall motion. A coronary angiogram showed left main trunk aneurysm with complete occlusion of the left anterior descending artery and ramification of the right coronary artery close to the ostium. Six months after discharge, he died suddenly. On autopsy, aneurysms were observed in the left main trunk and right coronary artery, together with an old anteroseptal myocardial infarction. Although he did not have a clear history of febrile disease in childhood, he was highly suspected to be a long-term survivor of Kawasaki disease because of the unique form and distribution of the coronary artery aneurysms.


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