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My daughter is being treated for kawasaki disease, will her heart rate go back to normal when she is fully recovered?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Children with kawasaki recover well. Her heart rate should return to normal. If she has any evidence of coronary artery injury she will be followed closely by a cardiologist. The intravenous gamma globulin works very well to reduce symptoms and encourage recovery.
Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Almost certainly: The high heart rate of kawasaki disase (kd) is usually only present during the febrile phase. Those who are treated with ivig only very rarely have long-term cardiac problems. However, chidlren who are not treated with immunoglobulin (ivig) have a 25% chance of developing aneurysms of the coronary arteries (and other arteries) that can injure the heart and may also cause a high heart rate.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably: The heart issues with kawaskai's usually don't affect conduction but rather blood flow to the muscle itself. Once the fever is gone things should be better. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lxtuw8pmpyk and http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=smw9yipnacg to learn more.

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