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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

Heredity (Definition)

Heredity refers to characteristics that are passed from one generation to the next via dna, a molecule that encodes genetic information. Some inherited traits carry no clinical consequence (eye color, hair color, etc.). However, many disease states have a genetic basis where one, or both, parents contribute a defective gene that predisposes ...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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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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I have ebsteins anomaly but church wont let me get surgery. How long do I live?

I have ebsteins anomaly but church wont let me get surgery. How long do I live?

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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To all the cardiologists out there -can a woman with ebsteins anomaly have a baby?

To all the cardiologists out there -can a woman with ebsteins anomaly have a baby?

Ebstein's/pregnancy: Studies have shown that women who reach childbearing years and do not have abnormal heart rhythms or low oxygen levels (cyanosis) usually have good outcomes. Congenital abnormalities in the baby are a possibility. Usually need to be followed by a cardiologist who is trained in congenital abnormalities which i suspect you have. ...Read more

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I have Ebsteins anomaly.In the past 6 months I have had a decrease in stamina,become short of breath,&fatigue easily. Should I be considering surgery?

I have Ebsteins anomaly.In the past 6 months I have had a decrease in stamina,become short of breath,&fatigue easily. Should I be considering surgery?

Probably: Need more history but the development of these symptoms calls for some intervention now, and that may involve surgical repair. See your cardiologist soon to protect yourself. ...Read more

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What are the heredity risks associated with cardiac anomaly?

What are the heredity risks associated with cardiac anomaly?

2-6% recurrence risk: 2-6% of congenital cardiac defects can recur in future offspring. This may be as high as 25% in rare cases of genetic syndromes inherited as autosomal recessive traits with the same partner. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heredity?

What is the definition or description of: heredity?

Genetic Traits: Heredity refers to characteristics that are passed from one generation to the next via dna, a molecule that encodes genetic information. Some inherited traits carry no clinical consequence (eye color, hair color, etc.). However, many disease states have a genetic basis where one, or both, parents contribute a defective gene that predisposes to a medical condition. ...Read more