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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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I am 20wks pregnant and have been told I have a low lying placenta at my anomaly scan. Is it safe to have sex?

I am 20wks pregnant and have been told I have a low lying placenta at my anomaly scan. Is it safe to have sex?

Probably: If the placenta is low lying and not marginal or centralmplacenta previa, i usually allow, my patients to continue having sex as long as they have not had bleeding. You should ask your doctor who will have the information necessary to reliably make the decision. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a healthy 22 yr old with coronary anomaly to have bypass surgery? Scared of dieing on table. As they stop heart. Might not re-start?

Is it safe for a healthy 22 yr old with coronary anomaly to have bypass surgery? Scared of dieing on table. As they stop heart. Might not re-start?

See below: Discuss this with your cardiologist and cardiac surgeon. However if this procedure were not safe they would not advise you to undergo it. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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