Isolated congenital atrioventricular block diagnosed in utero: natural history and outcome.

@article{Breur2008IsolatedCA,
  title={Isolated congenital atrioventricular block diagnosed in utero: natural history and outcome.},
  author={Johannes M P J Breur and Livia Kapusta and Philip H Stoutenbeek and Gerard Hille Adriaan Visser and Paul van den Berg and E. Meijboom},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={
          469-76
        }
}
BACKGROUND Isolated congenital atrioventricular block (CAVB) diagnosed in utero is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Prognosis is especially poor when heart rate drops below 55 beats per minute (bpm) and when fetal hydrops develops. We describe the natural history and outcome of 24 infants with isolated CAVB diagnosed in utero, review the literature, and assess the risk factors that could predict outcome. METHODS This was a retrospective multicenter study of 24 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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