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Dr. Patrick Callahan
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Ebstein Anomaly (Overview)

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 of this birth defect.


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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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Dr. Patrick Callahan
86 doctors shared insights

Ebstein Anomaly (Overview)

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 of this birth defect.


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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