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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 444–453 | Cite as

Acquired coronary disease in children: the role of multimodality imaging

  • Phalla OuEmail author
  • Shelby Kutty
  • Diala Khraiche
  • Daniel Sidi
  • Damien Bonnet
Review

Abstract

Coronary sequelae of Kawasaki disease, post-surgical coronary lesions and cardiac allograft vasculopathy are the main causes of acquired coronary pathology in childhood. Surveillance and timely recognition of coronary problems in children who are at risk of ischemic events are imperative and noninvasive imaging is increasingly utilized for these purposes. Herein, we summarize the causes of acquired coronary disease in children and discuss the role of various imaging techniques that are available to establish the diagnosis and guide management.

Keywords

Coronary artery Children Kawasaki disease Transposition of the great arteries 

Abbreviations

ALCAPA

Anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery

CMRI

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

CCT

Cardiac computed tomography

IVUS

Intravascular ultrasound

PET

Positron emission tomography

SSFP

Steady state free precession

TGA

Transposition of the great arteries

Notes

Conflicts of interest

None.

Supplementary material

Movie I

2D-echocardiography in a 9-month-old child who had Kawasaki disease at the age of 6 weeks. There are patent motion abnormalities in the three apical views and parasternal short axis view at the level of papillary muscles (MPEG 430 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phalla Ou
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Shelby Kutty
    • 3
  • Diala Khraiche
    • 4
  • Daniel Sidi
    • 4
  • Damien Bonnet
    • 4
  1. 1.Service de Radiologie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, AP-HPUniversity Paris-DescartesParis Cedex 15France
  2. 2.Laboratoire MAP5 – UMR 8145University Paris-DescartesParisFrance
  3. 3.Joint Division of Pediatric CardiologyUniversity of Nebraska College of Medicine/Creighton University, Children’s Hospital and Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  4. 4.Centre de Référence des Malformations Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes-M3C, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, AP-HPUniversity Paris-DescartesParisFrance

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