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Antibodies to cardiac conducting tissue and abnormalities of cardiac conduction in rheumatoid arthritis.
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PMID:  6352096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of antibodies to cardiac conducting tissue and cardiac conduction electrocardiographic abnormalities were studied in 60 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Complete or incomplete right bundle branch block (RBBB) was found in 21 patients (35%). Antibodies to cardiac conducting tissue were found in 16 (76%) of the 21 with RBBB and in eight (21%) of the 39 without RBBB. Cardiac conducting tissue antibodies (CCTA) were found only in one of 42 patients with RBBB unrelated to RA and in two out of 60 normal subjects. This newly documented immunological abnormality is thus correlated with disorder of conducting tissue.
A S Villecco; E de Liberali; F B Bianchi; E Pisi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental immunology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0009-9104     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Immunol.     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0057202     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Immunol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies / analysis*
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications,  immunology*
Bundle-Branch Block / etiology*,  immunology
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Heart Conduction System / immunology*
Middle Aged
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