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fetal heart block.Please help
i am 21 weeks preg and had a visit with a perinatal clinic.where the dr detected a heart rate of 149 bpm with a low ventricular rhytm of 55-60 bpm everything else being normal.He said its a fetal heart block.they sent my blood for antibody test and the result came positive for SSA and negative for SSB.Is there a possibility that the baby will be born with a normal heart rate.i didnt get to speak with the dr in detail abt this.i checked over net where i found there are types of AV block first second and third degree.which type is my babies heart block?can everything turn normal.Is there a possibility.can i not have a healthy baby in my life.i am totally worried.but very positive that my baby will be fine.please help
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The fact that they have discovered this is good. There's really no way to determine what the degree  of heart block is and whether it is a Left Bundle, Right Bundle or AV Node block without looking at an EKG. If the block is significant enough your baby would have a pacemaker implanted and go on to a normal life. Your child is not going to be a cardiac cripple, if that is what you are asking. Pacemakers last on average and depending on how often they fire, about 10 years. After that a new battery is placed and you are good to go for about another 10 years. If you have a son, contact sports would be frowned on because the pacemaker wires sit close to the skin and could be broken.
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