A to Z: Ebstein's Anomalyenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about Ebstein's anomaly, a rare defect in the right side of the heart that is present at birth (congenital).Ebstein's anomaly, Ebstein's malformation, heart defect, right atrium, atrialization, tricuspid valve, heart failure, cyanosis, atrial septal defect, ASD, pulmonary valve stenosis, arrhythmia08/09/201303/18/201909/02/20198ab76242-cfa6-4fc5-803b-9081369c36f2https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-ebstein.html/<p>Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital (present at birth) <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/if-heart-defect.html/">defect</a> in the right side of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/heart.html/">heart</a>. The cause is unknown.</p> <h2>More to Know</h2> <p>Someone with Ebstein's anomaly has a malformed (not formed correctly) and improperly positioned tricuspid valve. The tricuspid valve separates the two chambers on the right side of the heart. In a person with Ebstein's anomaly, the valve doesn't close properly, which&nbsp;causes blood to leak back from the lower chamber (ventricle) to the upper chamber (atrium). This disrupts <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/blood.html/">blood</a> flow and makes the heart work inefficiently, which can lead to enlargement of the right atrium, insufficient red blood supply to the body, or heart failure.</p> <p>Ebstein's anomaly varies in severity from person to person. A newborn showing signs of the condition may be seriously ill and need surgery while someone whose symptoms don't appear until adulthood may not need any treatment.</p> <p>Signs and symptoms of Ebstein's anomaly include shortness of breath, fatigue, rapid breathing, failure to grow, swelling in the legs, and a bluish skin color around the lips and nails. The condition is often associated with other heart defects, such as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asd.html/">atrial septal defect (ASD)</a>, pulmonary (valve) stenosis, and abnormal heart rhythms (<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/arrhythmias.html/">arrhythmias</a>).</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>The long-term outlook for people with Ebstein's anomaly varies greatly, but with treatment and close monitoring by a cardiologist, most people with the disorder can go on to live healthy and productive lives.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Coarctation of the AortaCoarctation of the aorta (COA) is a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/coa.html/c608c070-bf56-4f7e-97ed-025cfc1ca1a6
Congenital Heart DefectsHeart defects happen when there's a problem with a baby's heart development during pregnancy. Most heart defects can be treated during infancy.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/if-heart-defect.html/3dd23fa7-906f-4df9-8638-7400b77bed42
Heart and Circulatory SystemThe heart and circulatory system are our body's lifeline, delivering blood to the body's tissues. Brush up on your ticker with this body basics article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/heart.html/52398b6a-54a6-4272-a569-42ed5b12aeac
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)The ductus arteriosus is a blood vessel that connects two major arteries before birth and normally closes after a baby is born. If it stays open, the result is a condition called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/patent-ductus-arteriosus.html/1220a363-ed10-4541-94c6-ecb923902cd8
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)Ventricular septal defect (VSD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a congenital heart defect. Most VSDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vsd.html/21135699-6b44-43bd-96b1-618186631849
When Your Baby Has a Birth DefectIf your child has a birth defect, you don't have to go it alone - many people and resources are available to help you.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/baby-has-birth-defect.html/9c0573a4-68a2-4d7d-a868-26999e332361
kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-cardiologykh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-cardiologyCardiology A to Zhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/az-cardio/04be85fa-f4f5-44c2-a321-21821f326c6aEhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/e/34af12b6-37ba-4ac1-832b-0a01518fb22b