Ebstein's Anomaly

Common Name(s)

Ebstein's Anomaly

Ebstein's anomaly is a rare heart defect in which parts of the tricuspid valve (which separates the right ventricle from the right atrium) are abnormal. The abnormality causes the tricuspid valve to leak blood backwards into the right atrium. The  backup of blood flow can lead to heart swelling and fluid buildup in the lungs or liver. Sometimes, not enough blood gets out of the heart into the lungs and the person may appear blue. Symptoms range from mild to very severe. Treatment depends on the severity of the defect and may include medications, oxygen therapy, or surgery.
 

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Saving Little Hearts

Saving Little Hearts is dedicated to helping children with congenital heart defects and their families by providing emotional assistance and educational information primarily through the distribution of Care Packages.

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Ebstein's Anomaly" for support, advocacy or research.

Saving Little Hearts

Saving Little Hearts is dedicated to helping children with congenital heart defects and their families by providing emotional assistance and educational information primarily through the distribution of Care Packages.

http://www.savinglittlehearts.com

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Ebstein's Anomaly" returned 95 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acquired Fontan physiology secondary to acute mechanical tricuspid valve failure in a patient with massive right heart enlargement and Ebstein's anomaly.
 

Author(s): Simon T MacDonald, Andrew M Taylor, Justin O'Leary, Seamus Cullen, Fiona Walker

Journal: Circulation. 2013 Oct;128(15):e218-9.

 

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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Ebstein's anomaly and Down's syndrome.
 

Author(s): Lungile Pepeta, Sally-Ann Clur

Journal: Cardiovasc J Afr. ;24(9-10):382-4.

 

We report on two cases presenting with a rare combination of Ebstein's anomaly and Down's syndrome. The first patient presented with respiratory distress, mild cyanosis and right heart failure immediately after delivery. The symptoms improved with heart failure medication. The patient ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Use of dopamine infusion improved oxygenation in a patient of Ebstein's anomaly with atrial septal defect.
 

Author(s): Mukul C Kapoor, Pramil Kumar, Priyadarshani Chakravarti

Journal: Ann Card Anaesth. ;16(3):201-4.

 

We present the successful perioperative management of an adult patient with Ebstein's anomaly for abdominal rectopexy surgery. The patient developed mild hypotension and a fall in peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO 2 ) after administration of a graded epidural block. Correction of ...

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2013

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The terms "Ebstein's Anomaly" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ebstein's anomaly.
 

Author(s): Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Heidi M Connolly, Joseph A Dearani, William D Edwards, Gordon K Danielson

Journal: Circulation. 2007 Jan;115(2):277-85.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2007

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Ebstein's anomaly - review of a multifaceted congenital cardiac condition.
 

Author(s): C H Attenhofer Jost, H M Connolly, W D Edwards, D Hayes, Carole A Warnes, G K Danielson

Journal: Swiss Med Wkly. 2005 May;135(19-20):269-81.

 

Ebstein's anomaly (EA) is a rare but fascinating congenital heart disorder accounting for <1% of all congenital heart defects. Since its description in 1866, dramatic advances in diagnosis and therapy have been made. In this review, we describe current diagnostic criteria and classification, ...

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2005

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Electrode catheters and the diagnosis of Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve.
 

Author(s): H Watson

Journal: Br Heart J. 1966 Mar;28(2):161-71.

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 1990

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Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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