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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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Ebstein Anomaly (Definition)

Ebstein's anomaly is an abnormal heart condition where the wall separating the top and bottom halves of the heart is located lower in the heart than normal, causing the bottom chambers to be small and the top chambers to be enlarged. Babies born to women taking lithium during pregnancy are at risk ...Read more


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What are the tests for ebstein anomaly?

What are the tests for ebstein anomaly?

Echocardiography: Is the test of choice. Also get an ekg to assess for a commonly associated rhythm problem. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is ebstein anomaly?

What sort of disorder is ebstein anomaly?

Congenital defect: Ebstein's anomaly is a rare heart defect that's present at birth (congenital). The tricuspid valve — the valve between the right atrium and right ventricle — is malformed and doesn't work properly. Blood leaks back through the valve, making the heart work less efficiently. Ebstein's may result in heart enlargement or heart failure. Rhythm problems are common. It can be mild or severe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ebstein anomaly?

What are the symptoms of ebstein anomaly?

Cyanosis and CHF. : The most important symptoms in ebstein's anomaly are related to the tricuspid valve being positioned too low inside the right ventricle. Essentially, the right side of the heart may not work well causing poor oxygenation (cyanosis) and backing up of blood in the lung circulation (chf). There is wide variety of severity of the anomaly, from mild to severe. Patients may have heart beat problems. ...Read more

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Explain ebstein anomaly and what is done about it?

Explain  ebstein anomaly and what is done about it?

Ebstein anomaly: It is a congenital heart condition where the valve between the right upper and lower heart chambers, triscuspid valve, does not work properly and the blood backs into the right atrium and over time the right atrium gets enlarged causing heart failure. Symptoms could be shortness of breath with routine regular activity, cyanosis, etc. Treatment is meds and/or surgery. There could be asso. Asd. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating ebstein anomaly?

Cardilogist: I am not a cardiologist, so i will like to see some input from a cardiologist regarding this. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat ebstein anomaly?

How do complementary doctors treat ebstein anomaly?

Specialists Needed: Ebstein's anomaly is a serious congenital heart problem that requires surgical correction by a highly trained team headed by a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon and pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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My fetus has ebstein anomaly. Is this is consider as defect for life?

Yes. : Ebstein's anomaly can vary in severity. Very mild forms are most of the times inconsequential. Severe forms may cause illness in early infancy, and sometimes require surgical repair. I'm assuming your doctor referred you to a pediatric cardiologist for a fetal echo. Ask about the severity of the ebsteins and the associated tricuspid regurgitation (valve leakage). Good luck. ...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 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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