dr Sujata Sawhney
Pediatric Rheumatologist

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The echocardiography measurements of the internal dimension of the proximal coronary segments are expressed as Z scores, which are normalized on the basis of body surface area.

  • In children with z score < 2.0 (No coronary abnormality) the low dose aspirin is given for 4-8 weeks till all inflammatory parameters normalize.
  • In children with z score 2- 2.5 the low dose aspirin is given for 4-8 weeks till all parameters normalize including the transient coronary dilatation
  • In children with z score between 2.5 – 5 the low dose aspirin is given for the long term- Cardiologist and Rheumatologist should be consulted.
  • In children with z score 5- 10 the low dose aspirin is given in combination with clopidegrol
  • If the z score is > 10 the child needs anticoagulation plus aspirin, needs close monitoring and is at high risk of thrombosis.

 



Posted On: 10/05/2018

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