Utility of dobutamine stress echocardiography in Kawasaki disease: a case report and review of the literature

Okcun B., Ozhan H., Baran T., Saltik L., Mutlu H., Uner S., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.44, no.3, pp.251-253, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-253
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has become widely accepted in the evaluation of adult patients with coronary heart disease. There are new challenges about the use of DSE in the pediatric age group I to document ischemia. DSE can demonstrate ischemia noninvasively in Kawasaki disease (KD) patients who are candidates for coronary angiography. We wanted to assess the feasibility and the physiologic responses of DSE in a KD patient with coronary aneurysm. The patient had no ischemia in DSE, which was confirmed by coronary angiography showing no stenosis. The literature about DSE use in KD is reviewed.