© 2014 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Several case reports, small case series, and original research papers have recently suggested that the action of certain auto-antibodies related to connective tissue diseases may be responsible for significant cardiac rhythm disturbances in adults. The relationship between anti-Ro/SSA antibodies and congenital complete atrioventricular block iswell recognizedinthe fetal heart. Herein we review the emerging evidences of the link to increased levels of anti-Ro/SSA antibodies with rhythm disorders of unknown originin the adult. Confirmation of this distinct etiology may eventually be the basis for new therapies.
|Journal||International Journal of Cardiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
- Cardiac rhythm disturbances