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What can happen when someone has ankylosing spondilitis and affects the heart?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Most common probs...

Two different problems can cause issues for the patient.
1. Cardiac conduction defects leading to a/v node block. 2. Aortic vavle disease leading to insufficency. Some patients may experience pericarditis, but this is unusual. I see very little valvular disease, and occasional conduction defects. Don't fret!

In brief: Most common probs...

Two different problems can cause issues for the patient.
1. Cardiac conduction defects leading to a/v node block. 2. Aortic vavle disease leading to insufficency. Some patients may experience pericarditis, but this is unusual. I see very little valvular disease, and occasional conduction defects. Don't fret!
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