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fetal atrioventricular block

Friday 12 January 2007

Synopsis

- complete atrioventricular block

Associations

- decidual vasculopathy
- decidual thrombosis
- massive placental infarction
- intrauterine fetal death

Etiology

- maternal systemic lupus erythematosus

  • fetal systemic lupus and neonatal systemic lupus
  • anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies in the maternal serum
  • anticardiolipin antibodies in the maternal serum

See also

- cardiac conduction system

Associations

- altered atrioventricular node and bundle of His with fibrosis, calcifications, endocardial fibroelastosis and mononucleated inflammatory cells (12969615)

References

- Silver MM, Laxer RM, Laskin CA, Smallhorn JF, Gare DJ. Association of fetal heart block and massive placental infarction due to maternal autoantibodies. Pediatr Pathol. 1992 Jan-Feb;12(1):131-9. PMID: 1561149