Surgical Repair of Ebstein's Anomaly in the Adult

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Abstract

Ebstein's anomaly (EA) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation and this anomaly is a disorder of a tricuspid valve development in which the valve leaflets fail to delaminate properly from the ventricular wall. Clinical symptoms are age dependent and include cyanosis (size of inter-atrial 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's anomaly in adult population. Operation includes tricuspid valve repair or replacement, closure of any inter-atrial communications, and appropriate antiarrhythmia procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-289
Number of pages7
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume72
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019

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