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Keywords: Anti-Ro/La antibody, congenital heart block, discordant complete atrioventricular block, infants
Noncompaction of ventricular myocardium, complete atrioventricular block and minor congenital heart abnormalities: case report of an unusual coexistence.
Is steroid therapy enough to reverse complete atrioventricular block after percutaneous perimembranous ventricular septal defect closure?
The effect of coronary revascularization on new onset complete atrioventricular block due to acute coronary syndrome.
2%, with four initially presenting as bundle branch block and developing into complete atrioventricular block over 3–72 months.
Congenital complete atrioventricular block may be due to mothers' collagen vascular disease such as systemic lupus erythematosis, discoid lupus, Sjogren syndrome, etc.

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