What is the definition of 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.

What are the alternative names for Ebstein's Anomaly?

  • Ebstein's malformation
  • Ebstein anomaly
  • Condition: Congenital Aortic Stenosis
  • Journal: Journal of interventional cardiology
  • Treatment Used: Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Number of Patients: 30
  • Published —
The study researched the outcomes of balloon valvuloplasty for treating congenital aortic stenosis.
  • Condition: Atrial Septal Defect in Patient with Ebstein Anomaly and Right-to-Left Shunt
  • Journal: Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
  • Treatment Used: Percutaneous Closure
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This case report describes a 68-year-old wit an atrial septal defect and Ebstein anomaly with right-to-left shunt who underwent percutaneous closure.