Table 1

Clinical characteristic of the patients studied

Clinical characteristicsCHB+ study cohort (n=16)CHB− control cohort (n=65)p Value
Mean age±SD32.7±5.234.4±4.520.35
Diseases
 Sjögren’s syndrome5260.72
 Undifferentiated connective tissue disease3200.52
 Systemic lupus erythematosus030.89
 Rheumatoid arthritis010.44
 Discoid lupus010.44
 Antiphospholipid syndrome020.85
 Asymptomatic women8120.02*
 Thyroiditis†480.37
  • *Statistically significant difference.

  • †Alone or associated.

  • CHB+, congenital heart block outcome; CHB−, normal pregnancy outcome.