Factors influencing fetal cardiac conduction in anti-Ro/SSA-positive pregnancies.

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Congenital heart block (CHB) develops in 1-2% of anti-Ro/SSA-positive pregnancies and has a recurrence rate of 12-20%, which indicates that factors other than maternal autoantibodies are crucial for CHB to occur. Here, we aimed to evaluate the influence of factors previously associated with CHB on the occurrence of milder forms of fetal cardiac conduction disturbances, shown to occur in up to 30% of anti-Ro/SSA-positive pregnancies, and on neonatal outcome in a large cohort of prospectively followed pregnancies.


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Name: Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
ISSN: 1462-0332
Pages: 1755-1762


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