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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Not an uncomplicated ASD.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: Here's a terrific overview: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/tof/Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have 9 questions on ebstein's anomaly or hemophilia or raynauds syndrome or sick sinus syndrome?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clinically what's a easy way to distinguish noncyanotic from cyanotic congenital cardiac anomalies?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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