This figure shows transthoracic echocardiographic images in the parasternal short-axis view, just above the aortic valve leaflets. Panel A depicts images obtained from a normal 3-year-old boy. Panel B shows a large aneurysm of the left coronary artery in a 3-year-old boy who had Kawasaki’s disease at 18 months of age and was treated with intravenous immune globulin on day 5 of his febrile illness. RA indicates right atrium; RV, right ventricle; AO, aorta; LCA, left coronary artery; R, right; and A, anterior.
The editor of Images in Cardiovascular Medicine is Hugh A. McAllister, Jr, MD, Chief, Department of Pathology, St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Texas Heart Institute, and Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Texas Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.
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