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Open Access The Surgical Management of Ebstein Anomaly

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Among all congenital heart disease, Ebstein anomaly is the lesion with the widest spectrum of presentation. It can present as early as the neonatal period where immediate intervention is often needed to the adult with no discernable symptoms. It is also one where overall outcome greatly relates to age at presentation. Generally, presentation in the neonatal period is associated with poor outcomes while presentation beyond the neonatal period has excellent outcomes with low operative mortality. It is thus apparent that understanding every aspect of the anatomy and physiology of Ebstein anomaly and how it manifests clinically is paramount to successful treatment. The purpose of this review is to outline the current concepts and strategies in the surgical management of Ebstein anomaly, and to discuss the current expert consensus on how best to tackle this congenital heart disease at different ages of diagnosis.
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Keywords: Ebstein; Ebstein anomaly; congenital; right ventricle malformation; surgical management; tricuspid valve malformation

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 May 2018

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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