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Ebstein's Anomaly Treatment

If their condition is mild, your child may only need to be watched for signs that their condition is getting worse. Your child may not need surgery for a while, or may never need surgery at all.

Outside of the hospital, the most common medicines used in Ebstein’s anomaly are diuretics, which help the kidneys rid the body of extra salt and water. Children who also have supraventricular tachycardia may need medicines to control their heartbeat.

If tricuspid valve function is very bad, surgery may be done to improve it. In some cases, if the valve can’t be improved enough, it may need to be replaced with an artificial heart valve.

In the most severe cases, Ebstein’s anomaly affects the right ventricle so seriously that it will never be able to generate blood flow into the lungs. In these children, two or three surgeries will be needed to create a pathway for venous (blue) blood to flow into the lungs without passing through the right ventricle at all.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Almost all children with Ebstein’s anomaly will need specialized care as adults. To meet your child’s long-term healthcare needs, we have a special Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program to transition your child to adult care when they’re ready.

Contact Us

Contact the Heart Center at 206-987-2015 for a cardiac referral, a second opinion or more information.

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