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Doctor insights on: Ebstein Anomaly In Children

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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

Dr. Patrick Callahan
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Ebstein Anomaly (Definition)

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


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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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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?

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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If one child has a congenital anomaly will our future children have them too?

If one child has a congenital anomaly will our future children have them too?

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

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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?

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

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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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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?

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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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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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 anomaly sono discover any disease?

Is anomaly sono discover any disease?

Ultrsonography: 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

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Need medical advice for severe case of ebstein's anomaly?

Need medical advice for severe case of ebstein's anomaly?

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

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Which doctors treat Rieger's anomaly?

Which doctors treat Rieger's anomaly?

Reiger's: May require Ophthalmologist, ENT/reconstructive plastic surgeon, physical & rehab medicine, and a geneticist for sure. ...Read more

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Why would alcohol have such a health anomaly?

Why would alcohol have such a health anomaly?

Alcohol: One of oldest sedative, alcohol can compromise your immune system & depress your cognitive-affective systems, leading, among many others, to such effects. ...Read more

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Can we find the gender of baby with anomaly scan report images.?

Can we find the gender of baby with anomaly scan report images.?

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

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What do you suggest if my friend's son has axenfeld-reigers anomaly. We are having a difficult time finding information.?

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

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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

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Should I be concerned 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

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No gross fetal anomaly seen means what?

No gross fetal anomaly seen means what?

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