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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Prenatal Management for Autoimmune-associated Congenital Heart Block
Necessity and importance of prenatal management for congenital heart block
What is the suspected mechanism of congenital heart block resulting from anti-Ro antibodies?
Congenital heart block is a rare disorder, usually associated with maternal transfer of antinuclear antibodies, especially those against Ro.
The risk of congenital heart block is about 2% in a first pregnancy for women with anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies, but the risk jumps to 20% in subsequent pregnancies in women who have had a previous child with congenital heart block or neonatal lupus-related rash, coinvestigator Dr.
It should be suspected in children with congenital heart block as it is responsible for over 85% of cases.
Isolated congenital heart block cases may be asymptomatic and achieve normal growth & development for 5-10years.
Epidemiology, etiology, detection and treatment of autoantibody-associated congenital heart block in neonatal lupus.
Among the infants with manifestations of neonatal lupus, 15 had congenital heart block only, three had heart blocks plus a rash, and seven had the rash alone.
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.
Congenital heart block is a significant permanent effect of neonatal lupus in offspring of anti-Ro--positive women.

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