Heart and Blood Conditions

Ebstein's Anomaly Treatment

  • Schedule an appointment +

    • For appointments in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, Olympia, Tri-Cities and Wenatchee, call 206-987-2515.
    • For appointments in Tacoma and Silverdale, call 253-272-1812.
    • For appointments in Alaska, call 907-339-1945.

    If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

  • Find a doctor +

  • Locations +

    • Seattle Children's Main Campus: 206-987-2515
    • Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center: 425-454-4644
    • Everett: 425-304-6080
    • South Clinic in Federal Way: 253-838-5878
    • Olympia: 360-459-5009
    • South Sound Cardiology Clinics: 253-272-1812
    • Tri-Cities (Richland): 509-946-0976
    • Wenatchee: 509-662-9266
    • Pediatric Cardiology of Alaska: 907-339-1945
    • Seattle Children's doctors provide many cardiac services at regional sites throughout the Pacific Northwest. See our complete list of Heart Center locations.

  • Refer a patient +

    • If you are a provider, fax a New Appointment Request Form (NARF) (PDF) (DOC) to 206-985-3121 or 866-985-3121 (toll-free).
    • No pre-referral work-up is required for most conditions. If you have already done testing such as an EKG, Holter monitor or echocardiogram, please fax this information as well as relevant clinic notes and the NARF to 206-985-3121 or 866-985-3121 (toll-free).
    • Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible by the provider who is the best match for managing the current problem.
    • View our complete Heart Center Referral Information (PDF).

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. These children receive complete care through our Single Ventricle Program.

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.