heart block

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Synonyms for heart block

recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat

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Because congenital heart block was highly suspected, maternal serum was screened for ANA by ELISA immunoassay (Bio-Rad ANA) and was strongly positive, with a relative index of 10.
Prevention of recurrence of congenital heart block with intravenous immunoglobulin and corticosteroid therapy: comment on the editorial by Buyon et al.
Intravenous immune globulin has been suggested as a possible therapy for preventing congenital heart block caused by neonatal lupus, and early data from a study of the treatment indicate that further study is warranted.
Congenital heart block is seen in infants born of women with LE and with antibodies to SSA/RO and SSB/lr.
The purpose of this therapy is to slow the inflammatory process to prevent progression of incomplete to complete congenital heart block, as well as to treat fetal hydrops and/or myocarditis.
Target of Autoantibodies in Congenital Heart Block Pregnancies
However, testing is not advised during routine pregnancies of asymptomatic women, because the pretest probability of lupus and/or congenital heart block is small, and therefore positive tests are likely to be false positives clinically.
Liam was diagnosed with a life-threatening congenital heart block while still in the womb.
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