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Is It Safe To Ebstein Anomaly
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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They did an ECG and on the report it says "left atrial abnormality", "Sinus Rhythm", "Probable right ventricular hypertrophy" Am i safe? should i worr
See below: This are changes observed in particular leads and not absolute but suggestive (depending on the criteria). Left Atrial abnormality maybe is suggesting hypertension or another etiology that increased pressure. this could be backing up to the RV and cause hypertrophy. If that is the case you would Short of breath or have some difficulty breathing. More info needed to answer properly ...Read more