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 97 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Electrophysiological study in Ebstein's anomaly with no evidence of accessory pathway.
 

Author(s): Larissa de Oliveira, Ana Karyn E de Freitas, Niraj Mehta, Marcio Rogério Ortiz, Leonardo A Mulinari, Cláudio L Pereira da Cunha

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2014 Oct;103(4):e48-51.

 

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2014

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Ebstein's anomaly in adult patients over 50 years of age.
 

Author(s): Shigeaki Aoyagi, Kiyonobu Yoshitake, Atsutoshi Matsuo, Kei-Ichiro Tayama, Satoru Hida, Takahiro Mito

Journal: Kurume Med J. 2014 ;60(3-4):115-7.

 

Ebstein's anomaly (EA) is a rare congenital heart disease of the tricuspid valve, and less than 5% of patients with EA survive beyond the age of 50. We report two unoperated cases of EA in adult patients aged over 50 years. Two patients, a 70-year-old Japanese woman and a 59-year-old ...

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014

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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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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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