Congenital heart block associated with Sjögren syndrome: case report.

  • Moutasim K
  • Shirlaw P
  • Escudier M
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Congenital heart block is a rare complication of pregnancy associated with Sjögren Syndrome that may result in the death of the foetus or infant, or the need for pacing in the newborn or at a later stage.

CASE REPORT: The case is presented of a 64-year-old patient with primary Sjögren Syndrome and a history of having given birth to two sons with congenital heart block, both of whom required pacing several years later.

CONCLUSION: The literature relating to this association is discussed including the suggested mechanism, long-term outcome of mothers of children with congenital heart block and preventive treatment strategies.

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Authors

  • Karwan a Moutasim

  • Penelope J Shirlaw

  • Michael P Escudier

  • Timothy Wj Poate

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