congenital heart block

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con·gen·i·tal heart block

atrioventricular block present in utero or at birth and usually of advanced or complete degree.

congenital heart block

Heart block present at birth, caused by faulty cardiac development in the womb, autoimmune diseases, or other causes.
See also: heart block
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In some cases, however, congenital heart block occurs in affected fetuses, causing permanent heart damage and fetal death.
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The abnormality, known as congenital heart block or neonatal lupus, causes a fault inthe natural rhythm of the heart.
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Most fetuses with cardiac anomalies can be delivered vaginally The few exceptions are those with fetal hydrops, congenital heart block, or arrhythmia; these conditions make it very difficult to monitor the fetus' well-being during labor.

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