Congenital heart block
Congenital heart block: Introduction
Congenital heart block: A rare congenital heart disease where a slowed heart rate is caused by defects in the heart conduction system. The condition is usually asymptomatic and harmless but in severe cases (complete AV block) various symptoms and sudden death may occur.
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causes, and treatments of Congenital heart block is available below.
Symptoms of Congenital heart block
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Congenital heart block: Deaths
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Congenital heart block: Complications
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Causes of Congenital heart block
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Congenital heart block: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Congenital heart block
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Congenital heart block: Rare Types
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Clinical Trials for Congenital heart block
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Definitions of Congenital heart block:
Congenital heart block is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Congenital heart block, or a subtype of Congenital heart block,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Congenital heart block as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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