Congenital, complete heart block in the infant of a woman with collagen vascular disease. A case report.J Reprod Med. 1979 Apr; 22(4):213-6.JR
Persistent fetal bradycardia may have multiple etiologies. The following represents a case of persistent fetal bradycardia due to congenital heart block in the infant of a woman with suspected collagen vascular disease. A review of the literature and a discussion of the association of maternal collagen vascular disease and congenital heart block is presented. The prognosis of infants with congenital heart block is reviewed and the possible association with growth retardation discussed.