Longitudinal assessment of cardiac outcomes of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID‐19 infections

Journal of the American Heart AssociationMatsubara D, Chang J, Kauffman HL, et al. | January 21, 2022

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In order to attain longitudinal data on cardiac outcomes in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, cardiac outcomes 3 to 4 months after initial presentation are analyzed herein using echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

  • A total of 60 controls and 60 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children were included.

  • Analysis of conventional echocardiograms and deformation parameters was done at 4 time points:

    • (1) acute phase (n = 60),

    • (2) subacute phase (n = 50; median, 3 days after initial echocardiography),

    • (3) 1‐month follow‐up (n = 39; median, 22 days), and

    • (4) 3‐ to 4‐month follow‐up (n = 25; median, 91 days).

  • Findings revealed good functional recovery and coronary outcomes in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

  • Further reassurance is provided by the use of sensitive deformation parameters that no subclinical dysfunction persist after 3 months.

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