What is Ebstein’s Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve?
Also known as: Ebstein’s anomaly, Ebstein anomaly, anomaly of the tricuspid valve
The tricuspid valve separates the right atrium (right upper chamber of the heart) from the right lower chamber (the right ventricle). There are many different heart defects that can occur as an infant is born. Together, these are known as congenital heart defects. When Ebstein’s anomaly of the tricuspid valve, also known as Ebstein’s or Ebstein anomaly for short, occurs, it means that the tricuspid valve between the right atrium and the right ventricle of the heart is deformed. This can either cause blood to leak back into the atrium, or block the flow of blood entirely.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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