Controversies in the Management of Isolated Congenital Atrioventricular Block.

@article{Denoble2015ControversiesIT,
  title={Controversies in the Management of Isolated Congenital Atrioventricular Block.},
  author={Anna E. Denoble and Jeffrey A. Kuller and Eleanor H J Rhee},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  year={2015},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={518-23}
}
Congenital atrioventricular block (CAVB) affects approximately 2% of fetuses of mothers with anti-Ro or anti-La antibodies, regardless of maternal rheumatologic symptoms. Anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies are antinuclear antibodies commonly found in autoimmune diseases. Congenital atrioventricular block is associated with a relatively high fetal morbidity and mortality, particularly more advanced degrees of block. There is significant controversy surrounding surveillance of anti-Ro/La-positive… CONTINUE READING