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Dr. Patrick Callahan
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Ebstein Anomaly (Overview)

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 tethered to the wall.


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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

Dr. Patrick Callahan
87 doctors shared insights

Ebstein Anomaly (Overview)

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 tethered to the wall.


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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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My grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly. What can be done for it?

My grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly. What can be done for it?

Ebstein's anomaly: Ebstein's anomaly is a rare heart defect that's present at birth (congenital). In ebstein's anomaly, your tricuspid valve — the valve between the chambers on the right side of your heart — doesn't work properly. Blood leaks back through the valve, making your heart work less efficiently. Ebstein's anomaly may also lead to enlargement of the heart or heart failure.

If you have no signs or symptoms. ...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 causes ebsteins anomaly?

What causes ebsteins anomaly?

Birth defect: This is a congenital heart malformation of the tricuspid valve which has no obvious cause. The valve leaks and requires surgical repair to treat or prevent heart failure. ...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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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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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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What's the best treatment to get rid of a coronary artery anomaly?

What's the best treatment to get rid of a coronary artery anomaly?

Depends: If you know you have a coronary artery anomaly (ie, being born with an artery that supplies the heart muscle arising in an atypical location and/or following an abnormal course), i assume you've had an arteriogram? (which is the only way to diagnose it). Most coronary anomalies are benign and require no treatment. A few are potentially lethal and require bypass surgery. The a-gram distinguishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Ebstein anomaly?

What is the definition or description of: Ebstein anomaly?

Tricuspid Valve: 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 tethered to the wall. ...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?

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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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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Is possible to not discover an ebstein's anomaly until someone is 15yo?

Yes: Sometimes there are no symptoms with this abnormality, if no symptoms, no reason to look at heart with echocardiogram - the best way to diagnose. ...Read more

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What causes ebsteins anomaly?

Birth defect: This is a congenital heart malformation of the tricuspid valve which has no obvious cause. The valve leaks and requires surgical repair to treat or prevent heart failure. ...Read more

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Are there different severities of ebstein's anomaly?

Yes: Ebstein's anomaly may be so mild that the child has no symptoms and never requires treatment. At the other end of the spectrum, it may be so severe that a child cannot survive. ...Read more

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My grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly. What can be done for it?

Ebstein's anomaly: Ebstein's anomaly is a rare heart defect that's present at birth (congenital). In ebstein's anomaly, your tricuspid valve — the valve between the chambers on the right side of your heart — doesn't work properly. Blood leaks back through the valve, making your heart work less efficiently. Ebstein's anomaly may also lead to enlargement of the heart or heart failure.

If you have no signs or symptoms. ...Read more

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My grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly. Is this dangerous? What can be done for him?

My grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly. Is this dangerous? What can be done for him?

Depends: There is a remarkably wide variation in the severity of EA from severely ill, cyanotic newborns to incidental finding later in life and everything in-between. When severe, surgical repair and replacement of the tricuspid valve should be considered. Best wishes to him. ...Read more

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Is my child considered disabled if he has an ebstein's anomaly in his heart?

Is my child considered disabled if he has an ebstein's anomaly in his heart?

Depends: Ebstein anomaly is variable, changing the size of rt ht chambers & valve efficiency. If the change is minimal the effect on later function may be also. The more complex the defect the more likely to impair function.Disability is used to describe lack of certain functions at the expected age (walking, self help, seeing, hearing etc.).If the kid can't do kid level stuff, the disability lable applys. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly is it dangerous,and what can be done for it?

What do you suggest if my grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly is it dangerous,and what can be done for it?

Ebsteins : It's a rare congenital heart defect involving the right side of the heart and heart valves. Treatment can be complicated and involve both surgery and medications. Your grand baby's cardiologist can best advise you on treatment options. ...Read more