Complete heart block in ankylosing spondylitis.

Abstract:

:Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic rheumatic disease of young men that affects mainly the axial skeleton and is associated with HLA-B27 in 90% of the cases. Incidence of cardiovascular involvement in AS ranges between 10%-30%; conduction disturbances have been described in 1%-9% of the patients with AS. The majority of the series show a relationship with longstanding disease. To our knowledge, this is the first report of complete heart block in early AS.

journal_name

Rev Bras Reumatol

authors

Restrepo JP,Molina Mdel P

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2012-10-01 00:00:00

pages

800-3

issue

5

eissn

0482-5004

issn

1809-4570

pii

S0482-50042012000500015

journal_volume

52

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