Ebstein's anomaly in the adult: Timing for surgical intervention in adult population

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Ebstein's anomaly (EA) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation, and this anomaly is a disorder of a tricuspid valve (TV) development in which the valve leaflets fail to delaminate properly from the ventricular wall. Clinical symptoms are age dependent and include cyanosis (size of interatrial communication), right-sided heart failure, arrhythmias, and general fatigue on exercise. Optimal timing of surgical intervention is often difficult and must be individualized. Patients have good long-term survival and functional outcomes after undergoing surgery for Ebstein anomaly in adult population. Operation includes tricuspid valve repair or replacement, closure of any interatrial communications, and appropriate antiarrhythmia procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdult Congenital Heart Disease
Subtitle of host publicationFocusing on Intervention
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789811045424
ISBN (Print)9789811045417
Publication statusPublished - Jul 6 2017


  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Surgical intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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