Researchers Find Clue to Preventing Heart Complications Associated with Neonatal Lupus

November 2010

ATLANTA - Women with anti-SSA/Ro antibodies and a previous child who has heart block-a condition where the electrical signal that make the heart beat is damaged-may potentially decrease their risk of delivering another child with life threatening heart disease by taking hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil®), according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta.

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