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      Effects of Intracoronary Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator Treatment in Kawasaki Disease and Acute Myocardial Infarction

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          We retrospectively studied 3 patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who were treated with intracoronary administration of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA). Two-dimensional echocardiogram on the next day of the treatment revealed reduction of thrombus and improvement of the cardiac function in all 3 patients. However, a 12-month-old patient treated with 200,000 U/kg of t-PA at 48 h after the onset of AMI died of recurrent myocardial infarction. The other 2 patients treated with 400,000 and 800,000 U/kg, respectively, showed clear, though not prompt, improvement in clinical symptoms and laboratory data. The intracoronary thrombolytic therapy using high-dose t-PA appears effective in treating AMI associated with KD.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          2000
          November 2000
          22 November 2000
          : 94
          : 1
          : 52-57
          Affiliations
          Department of Pediatrics, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
          Article
          7046 Cardiology 2000;94:52–57
          10.1159/000007046
          11111145
          © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 5, References: 7, Pages: 6
          Categories
          Coronary Care

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