Autoimmune-associated congenital heart block: treatment of the mother with immunoadsorption.

Autoimmune-associated congenital heart block (CHB) is a rare complication of pregnancy in mothers with Anti-Ro/SSA antibodies (SSA-abs), resulting in fetal myocarditis, atrioventricular block, hydrops fetalis and/or intrauterine fetal death. As these antibodies are supposed to be directly involved in the pathogenesis of CHB, their removal should be… CONTINUE READING