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Complete congenital heart block: a review and case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10418435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Complete congenital heart block (CCHB) is a rare disease of the newborn that carries significant morbidity and mortality. It generally occurs as a result of the presence of maternal autoantibodies that are transferred to the fetus and affect the fetal heart, or it may be associated with a congenital structural abnormality of the heart. Infants with CCHB are at risk for diminished cardiac output and the subsequent development of congestive heart failure. Many infants require the placement of a cardiac pacemaker. It is essential that the nurse caring for these infants have a good understanding of the disease process and be familiar with the unique problems that these infants and their families may encounter.
L R Klassen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-06     Completed Date:  2000-01-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-42     Citation Subset:  N    
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electrocardiography / methods
Heart Block / congenital*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Nursing / methods
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods
Risk Factors
Erratum In:
Neonatal Netw 1999 Jun;18(4):38

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