Kawasaki disease is a heart condition that is most common in young children. It causes high fever and inflammation (redness and swelling) of the mouth, hands, feet and other areas. If treated quickly, children can make a full recovery. If the disease is not treated quickly, it can cause damage to the heart.
When Kendall was only 3 years old when he was diagnosed with a rare condition called Kawasaki disease, experienced a sudden heart attack, and received a life-saving heart transplant at CHOP.
Patient outcomes at the Cardiac Center are among the best in the world, placing us in the top tier of pediatric cardiac programs. We're also consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.