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Can an ebstein's anomaly fatal?

Can an ebstein's anomaly fatal?

Yes: Severe ebstein's anomaly may cause fetal loss and may lead to death in the first months of life. Abnormal heart rhythms can coexist with this and complicate managment. Most forms of ebstein's anomaly are less severe and many are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Callahan
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Ebstein Anomaly (Definition)

Ebstein anomaly is an abnormality in the tricuspid valve. The tricuspid valve separates the right atrium (the chamber that receives blood from the body) from the right ventricle (the chamber that pumps blood to the lungs). In Ebstein anomaly, two leaflets of the tricuspid valve are displaced downward into the pumping chamber. The third leaflet is elongated and may be ...Read more


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Can you tell me about epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis?

Can you tell me about epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis?

Valve problems: Ebstein's anomaly is a congenital (you are born with this) problem where the tricuspid vale on the right side of the heart is not formed correctly and often leads to a leaky valve / regurgitation. Aortic stenosis is where the aortic valve leaflets on the left side of the heart are thickened and do not open fully leading to a restriction of blood flow out of the heart. ...Read more

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How often can you find congenital heart disease prior to delivery?

How often can you find congenital heart disease prior to delivery?

Depends on study: Many forms of congenital heart disease are detected by prenatal ultrasound depending on the type of study preformed. A low level scan is often used to verify the head size which helps verify dates, position & placental location.Higher resolution studies can examine the heart size, valves &chambers & find many chd's. ...Read more

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Can a patent ductus arteriosus cause you to have a?Heart murmur?

Can a patent ductus arteriosus cause you to have a?Heart murmur?

Yes: Yes, it usually does cause a murmur unless it is really tiny. If it can be heard, it should probably be closed by catheter-based methods. ...Read more

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What to do if I have conginital heart disease { ebstein anomaly } this is consider as disability?

What to do if I have conginital heart disease { ebstein anomaly } this is consider as disability?

Depends: Not all forms of congenital heart disease and not all forms of ebstein anomaly cause disability. It is possible for people with ebstein anomaly to be fully functional. Most people with congenital heart disease do not have significant disability, but rather can hold a full-time job and live a normal or near normal life. ...Read more

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Can you explain what ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve means?

Can you explain what ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve means?

Congenital anomaly: Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a congenital heart disease characterized by "downward" displacement of the tricuspid valve towards the apex of the right ventricle. Often there is an associated atrial septal defect. There are frequent arrhythmias, including wolf-parkinson-white syndrome. There is wide variation in the severity. ...Read more

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Can you explain the congenital heart defect problem know as a single ventricle?

Can you explain the congenital heart defect problem know as a single ventricle?

Complex subject.....: Single ventricle generally means that there is only one ventricle instead of the usual two (one left and one right). Thus, the single ventricle has to do the work of two (pumping blood to the lungs and to the rest of the body). This condition almost always requires surgery. Types of single ventricle include hypoplastic left heart syndrome, double outlet right vent, tricuspid atresia, among others. ...Read more

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Can you tell by ultrasound if a baby has congential heart defects?

Can you tell by ultrasound if a baby has congential heart defects?

Depends: The results of a prenatal ultrasound depend on the sensitivity of the equipment used, the technician and the person interpreting the study. Some studies are fine for locating the fetal position, placental location and estimating fetal size, but little more. Most newer machines are capable of picking up most defects but a few will not be evident. Newborn exam and postnatal study may be needed. ...Read more

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Do you think that berret's esophagus can be caused by arnold chiari malformation?

Do you think that berret's esophagus can be caused by arnold chiari malformation?

No they are not : Related to each other at all. However, if experiencing severe secondary symptoms to the arnold-chiari malformation in terms of GI like nausea and vomiting over an extended period of time it may or with chronic use of Aspirin or other non steroidal anti inflammatory medications to control symptoms like a headache then it is a possibility secondary to their use as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to live with congenital aortic stenosis?

Is it possible to live with congenital aortic stenosis?

Yes: Aortic stenosis varies in severity. It can be so mild that it has no consequence; it can be so severe that newborns are critically ill and will not survive without treatment. Even with the most severe cases; however, patients typically survive. ...Read more

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Do you need sugery for atrial septal defect caused by a congenital defect?

Do you need sugery for atrial septal defect caused by a congenital defect?

Depends: There are two ways of closing an ASD - via surgery (suture closure) or via a umbrella like device by cath (device examples are amplatzer and helex). Your cardiologist will perform an echo which can help determine size of defect and area of septum surrounding defect. This all helps to determine if you are candidate for device closure or will need surgery. ...Read more

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Does having a congenital diaphragmatic hernia predispose your child to any other diseases?

Does having a congenital diaphragmatic hernia predispose your child to any other diseases?

Yes: Depending on the mode of repair and the size of the defect some children will develop pectus excavatum. If this is significant it can be addressed surgically when child is 12-15 years of age. ...Read more

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Can women with a (VSD) Ventricular septal defect/ebstein anomaly still have a normal pregnancy as the murmur is harmless? Also what are some risks?

Can women with a (VSD) Ventricular septal defect/ebstein anomaly still have a normal pregnancy as the murmur is harmless? Also what are some risks?

Pregnancy Risks: The diseases poses potential risks to the mother and fetus Cyanosis (blue discolouration of the skin due to reduced body Oxygen), which might have harmful effect on baby. Blood clots risk Arrhythmia (abnormal beating of the heart) Despite these concerns, many women with Ebstein's anomaly usually tolerate pregnancy well Needs to discuss the matter with the Cardiologist before getting pregnant ...Read more

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Clinically what's a easy way to distinguish noncyanotic from cyanotic congenital cardiac anomalies?

Clinically what's a easy way to distinguish noncyanotic from cyanotic congenital cardiac anomalies?

Yes possible: Differentiation between the two is mostly clinical. Cyanosis is bluish discoloration of tips of fingers, tongue etc. In some congenital anomalies of heart, there is an admixture of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, when this occurs the cyanosis is clinically evident. ...Read more

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Can you have a baby with aortic stenosis?

Can you have a baby with aortic stenosis?

Yes and yes: You can have a baby if you have aortic stenosis. Your doctor would need to know this and take certain precautions. Can you (normal) have a baby (with: who has) aortic stenosis? Yes, there is a type of aortic stenosis that could happen in babies rarely. Talk to baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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