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This study discovered significant variation among children's hospitals in the use of sedated echocardiiography for children <30 months of age with non-refractory Kawasaki disease prior to the American Heart Association 2017 Kawasake disease guideline update. Consideration should be given to performing sedated echocardiography as it may reduce the need for repeat echos without impacting length of stay or total costs.

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Hospitals, Pediatric; Echocardiography; Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome


Sedation; Children's Hospitals, Pediatric Hospitals; Kawasaki Disease; Sedation. ECG


Cardiology | Pediatrics


Presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting 2019 in Baltimore MD. Poster session- Cardiology: Imaging, Monday 4/30 from 5:45-7:30pm.

Also presented at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Meeting 2019. Poster session, Saturday 7/27 from 2:15-3:15pm.

Practice Variations in Sedated Echocardiography and Impact on Repeat Echocardiography in Non-Refractory Kawasaki Disease



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