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Category: Cardiology
Satisfied Customers: 4481
Experience:  MD(Ped), DCH ; in practice treating adolescent to newborns
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I was diagnosed with ebstein anomaly. I want to know if a

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I was diagnosed with ebstein anomaly. I want to know if a surgery is advised right now and what medications I should be on till then
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes I have. I’m on spironolactone and furosemide
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: history of breathlessness, fatigue, palpitations and occasional chest pains. However since the pandemic and resting at home, symptoms have subsided
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: yes
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 8 days ago.

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. DrVasavada

Expert:  DrVasavada replied 8 days ago.

Ebstein's anomaly is mild in most adults who have it, so they don't need surgery. But sometimes the tricuspid valve leaks severely enough to result in heart failure or cyanosis. Then surgery may be required. Several different operations have been used in patients with Ebstein's anomaly, involving fixing of abnormal leaflet of tricuspid valve between two right heart chambers. Drugs have little role.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
In the echocardiogram I did, it showed that I do have severe tricuspid regurgitation with ejection fraction 75%
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 7 days ago.

Chat is fine. Yes if you have congestive cardiac failure, you need measure of wall thickness, as high ejection fraction with wall being hypertrophic may not allow enough blood being pumped.