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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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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 some nonmodifiable risk factors that run in your family? Weegy

What are some nonmodifiable risk factors that run in your family? Weegy

Several factors: Risk factors for disease are classified as “non-modifiable’ when you cannot change them. Non-modifiable risk factors include: age; race ; ethnicity; gender; family history. Having said that, having these risk factors does not necessarily mean you are doomed to suffer with the disease. Prevention, early diagnosis, and early treatment can modify the natural progression of disease in many patient. ...Read more

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Does dysphagia run in the family?

Does dysphagia run in the family?

Perhaps...: Dysphagia is a general term referring to swallowing disorders. There are certain familial conditions which can be associated with swallowing disorders. ...Read more

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Do ischemic events run in the family?

Do ischemic events run in the family?

Yes: Ischemic events like heart attacks and strokes do tend to cluster in families. ...Read more

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Can cancer run in family ?

Can cancer run in family ?

Yep: Because of inherited traits and/or shared exposures. Depends on the type of cancer involved. Check with your doc about the need to see a specialist with expertise in inherited cancers and risk assessment. ...Read more

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Can uti's run in the family?

Can uti's run in the family?

Not typically: Some people are predisposed to utis due to structural issues with their urinary tract. Some of these structural problems can run in families. But your standard risk for UTI does not run in families. ...Read more

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Does lymphedema run in the family?

Does lymphedema run in the family?

Rarely: The vast majority of cases of lymphedema have an identifiable cause, occurring after surgery, cancer, and/or radiation. We call this secondary lymphedema. A far smaller number of cases of lymphedema is primary, meaning that we can't identify the cause. Some of these cases are hereditary, and run in families, but not most, as far as we know. ...Read more

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Can pill addiction run in the family?

Can pill addiction run in the family?

Nature vs. Nurture: Yes, what we see modeled by others impacts our behavior. How much comes from genetic predisposition and how much is learned behavior is debatable. Recent research indicates that genes are not our destiny. Please don't use the fact that others drink in the family as an excuse for your own choices. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do blood disorders run in the family?

Do blood disorders run in the family?

Depends: Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others. There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease run in the family?

Does celiac disease run in the family?

Celiac genetics: Yes, celiac disease is inherited. Many people carry the genes for it, but not everyone who has the genes will have the symptoms. Other factors also go into determining who gets sick, and we don't really know much about those. ...Read more

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Can raynaud's syndrome run in the family?

Can raynaud's syndrome run in the family?

Yes: Raynaud's symptoms do run in some families. There is presumed a genetic factor involved, but the particular genes have not been identified for raynaud's disease. In raynaud's syndrome, the other medical conditions, such as autoimmune disorders, can also be familial, resulting in several members of a single family having a disorder that causes raynaud's symptoms. ...Read more

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Does cerebrovascular disease run in the family?

Does cerebrovascular disease  run in the family?

Often does: Many risk factors for vascular disease (stroke, heart attack, peripheralvascualr disease) like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol tend to run in families, and there are some fairly rare genetic syndromes (eg. Cadasil) that cause strokes in particular. ...Read more

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If cancer does not run in your family, can you still develop cancer?

If cancer does not run in your family, can you still develop cancer?

Absolutely: Family history is important for many cancers but most cancer patients lack a strong family history. Live healthy and stay current in your screenings. Also, tell your doc if you develop any unexplained symptom. ...Read more