Ebstein Anomaly

In tricuspid valve disease, the tricuspid valve may not be closing properly (regurgitation), may be narrowed (stenosis), may be missing (atresia) or may be malformed (Ebstein anomaly). Ebstein anomaly is a rare congenital heart defect (present at birth). In this condition, your tricuspid valve is in the wrong position and the valve's flaps (leaflets) are the incorrect shape. As a result, the valve does not work properly. You might need treatment if signs and symptoms bother you or if your heart is enlarging or weakening. Treatment options include medications and surgery.

Causes of Ebstein Anomaly

Doctors know that heart defects present at birth (congenital) arise from errors early in the heart's development, but there's often no clear cause.

Symptoms of Ebstein Anomaly

Some of the most common symptoms of Ebstein anomaly include:

Diagnosis of Ebstein Anomaly

To diagnose this condition, your doctor will perform a variety of tests, including but not limited to:

Diagnostic tests and procedures

Treatment of Ebstein Anomaly

Treatment for Ebstein anomaly depends on the severity of the condition, whether signs or symptoms are present, and if the condition is getting worse. If symptoms are mild, your doctor will continue to monitor via regular follow-up appointments. Other treatment options include:

Medications

  • Antiarrhythmic medications will help control your heart’s rhythm.
  • Anticoagulants “blood-thinners” will help treat, prevent, and reduce blood clots.
  • Beta blockers will help reduce your blood pressure.
  • Diuretics “water pills” will help reduce the amount of fluid retention in your body.

Medical and surgical procedures



Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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