A 24-year-old member asked:
will a child with ebstein's anomaly require a heart transplant?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: End-stage cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease with ventricular failure are the primary indications.
Answered on Dec 10, 2014
Dr. Peter Varga answered
40 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Usually not: Ebtsein's anomaly is often mild and may be asymptomatic for a long time. Moderate or severe cases with a lot of leakage of the valve usually require surgery to repair the tricuspid valve. These are mostly successful nowadays transplant is rarely indicated.
Answered on Apr 13, 2012
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