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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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The risk of congenital heart block is about 2% in a first pregnancy for women with anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies, but the risk jumps to 20% in subsequent pregnancies in women who have had a previous child with congenital heart block or neonatal lupus-related rash, coinvestigator Dr.
The initiation of dexamethasone or plasmapheresis as a preventative measure against congenital heart block in high-risk pregnant women is currently under consideration but is not yet justified.
compared single-chamber rate-adaptive pacing with conventional dual-chamber pacing in patients with complete heart block and sinus rhythm.
We determined the frequency of various degrees of ischemic heart disease in different types of heart blocks.
Corticosteroid and/or immunosuppressant responsive cardiomyopathy or heart block b.
In complete heart block, the ventricles contract at about 40 beats per minute or less instead of the usual 60-80 beats per minute, which greatly reduces the heart's efficiency.
However, complete heart block fortunately occurs very rarely and has been reported in only a few cases of SSc patients so far (3-5).
rashes), glomerulonephritis, interstitial fibrosis of lungs and recurrent abortions with a propensity of complete heart block in newborns.
Although we have seen plenty of Lyme disease and one young man ended up in the ICU with heart block, we haven't had any deaths that could be attributed to the disease.