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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.

Some children need medicines like these to improve breathing:

  • Diuretics, which help the kidneys rid the body of extra salt and water
  • Digoxin, which makes the heart beat slower and with more force

Children with arrhythmia may need medicines or other treatment to control their heartbeat.

For more severe forms of this condition or progressive worsening of tricuspid valve function, surgery may be done to repair the tricuspid valve to reduce the amount of leaking. In some cases, if the valve can't be repaired, it may need to be replaced with an artificial heart valve. During surgery, the atrial septal defect is also closed.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

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.

Who Treats This at Seattle Children's?

Should your child see a doctor?

Find out by selecting your child’s symptom or health condition in the list below:

Spring 2014: Good Growing Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Cold Water Shock Can Quickly Cause Drowning
  • E-Cigs Are Addictive and Harmful
  • Bystanders Can Intervene to Stop Bullying

Download Spring 2014 (PDF)