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What sort of disorder is ebstein anomaly?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Ebstein 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.

In brief: Ebstein 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.
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