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Surgical management of Ebstein's anomaly in the adult.
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PMID:  16087085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare cardiac malformation that affects the tricuspid valve, right ventricle, and right atrioventricular junction. These anatomical and functional abnormalities cause important tricuspid regurgitation that results in right atrial and right ventricular dilatation and atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Diagnosis is made by echocardiography. Operation includes tricuspid valve repair or replacement, closure of any interatrial communications, and appropriate antiarrhythmia procedures. Repair of Ebstein's anomaly eliminates right-to-left intracardiac shunting, improves exercise tolerance and functional class, and reduces supraventricular arrhythmias. In addition, quality of life and longevity are improved.
Joseph A Dearani; Gordon K Danielson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1043-0679     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-09     Completed Date:  2005-12-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917640     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55902, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Atrial Fibrillation / complications,  drug therapy
Atrial Flutter / complications,  drug therapy
Ebstein Anomaly / classification,  complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Tricuspid Valve / surgery
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0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

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