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Ebstein Anomaly In Children
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
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
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
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
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
Cardilogist: I am not a cardiologist, so I will like to see some input from a cardiologist regarding this. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
Consultation needed: Some anomalies are sporadic, like toe amputations from amniotic bands, while others like cleft lip/palate have a recurrence risk. Most children's hospitals or medical schools have a medical geneticist on staff who can help. A review of the anomaly and both family histories can help define your risks of a repeat, or any other learking issue. ...Read more
If a mother had a abnormality with chromosome 8 say (trisometry or missing) she developed mds. Are her children grandchildren at risk of getting mds?
Not likely: Trisomy 8 is a common chromosomal abnormality in mds patients and is likely an acquired event. This is different from trisomy 8 (warkany) syndrome which is an inherited disorder. ...Read more
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
My grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly. Is this dangerous? What can be done for him?
Today's ultrasound is very advanced, it is geared towards soft tissue abnormalities and blood flow in vessels.
It is one of many modalities used to diagnose disease, an experienced clinician will help guide and prescribe the best testing for you ...Read more
Complicated question: Severe ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a disease that is best cared for in centers with an established track record of successful ebstein care. Surgery is particularly complex. There are frequent arrhythmias complicating care. There are differences in care depending on many associated factors and also on the age of the patient. ...Read more
In certain countries: The Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PNDT) of 2002 in your native country of India prohibits ultrasound physicians from determining the gender of your infant, in an attempt to reduce female feticide. Although it is possible that your physician saw the gender of your baby during scanning, it is unlikely that a picture of the sex organs was saved. Be happy with your baby regardless of gender. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friend's son has axenfeld-reigers anomaly. We are having a difficult time finding information.?
Here is a link:
Http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/axenfeld-rieger-syndrome
On this link you will find general information, as well as multiple other links to support groups, treatment providers, research and more. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
What do you suggest if my grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly is it dangerous, and what can be done for it?
Should I be concerned if my grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly is it dangerous, and what can be done for it?
High variation: Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a highly variable congenital heart defect. In some, no surgery is required ever, and at the other extreme, infants may need surgery to repair the tricuspid valve. Surgical repair is difficult, if necessary, and should only be performed by a surgeon with experience and a history of success. Arrhythmias may complicate long-term outcomes. ...Read more
Unremarkable scan.: This is typical verbage for an unremarkable prenatal ultrasound. That means that the examination did not identify major fetal anomalies such as gastroschisis, omphalocele, anencephaly, spina bifida, diaphragmatic hernia, major heart/kidney/lung/skeletal defects. Congratulations - however keep in mind that even in experienced centers the detection rate of anomalies may not surpass 60-80%. ...Read more