How is Ebstein anomaly treated?
Ebstein anomaly treatment depends on how your child’s tricuspid valve is working and your child’s heart rhythm. In all cases, we suggest long-term follow-up with our Heart Institute. In mild cases, your child usually won’t need treatment. In moderate cases, we typically use medications to treat rhythm problems and help the tricuspid valve work correctly.
In severe cases, if medication doesn’t help and fixing the tricuspid valve is not possible (which is more common for newborns), we offer a procedure called the Starnes procedure. In the Starnes procedure, our surgeons create a different path for blood to go to the lungs so the blood flow avoids the tricuspid valve and right ventricle. We only use this in more severe cases and your child’s heart care team would explain this procedure and long-term effects in detail.
Why choose us for treatment of Ebstein anomaly?
We provide family-centered, expert cardiac care and understand all facets of living with Ebstein anomaly. Our multidisciplinary team can help you understand how this condition might affect your child from birth through adulthood and provide care every step along the way.
Combining the expertise of our Colorado Fetal Care Center and Heart Institute, we offer state-of-the-art care for expecting families to give your baby the best start to life possible. As your child grows, our Congenital Heart Disease Program can help them thrive into their teen and adult years.
As one of the top children’s heart programs in the country with some of the best success rates for treating heart conditions, there’s no better place for your child’s heart care in the Rocky Mountain region.