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MIS-C cardiac evaluation requires more than EF

Key clinical point: COVID-19–related multisystem inflammatory syndrome may cause long-term cardiac injury.

Major finding: About 60% of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome had incidence of myocardial injury.

Study details: A retrospective, single-center study of 28 children diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome from April 10 to June 7, 2020, 20 patients with classic Kawasaki disease and 20 healthy controls.

Disclosures: Dr. Matsubara has no relevant financial disclosures.


Matsubara D et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Sep 2. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.08.056.