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Is my child considered disabled if he has an ebstein's anomaly in his heart?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Probably not

It is very unusual to be considered disabled with ebstein's anomaly.
Most do fairly well in life.

In brief: Probably not

It is very unusual to be considered disabled with ebstein's anomaly.
Most do fairly well in life.
Dr. Barton Cook
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