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Ebstein Anomaly

Early Diagnosis and Expert Care for Ebstein Heart Anomaly

Baby being checked by Nemours doctor for Ebstein anomaly.

Ebstein anomaly is a rare, congenital (present at birth) heart defect that affects one of the heart's four valves (the tricuspid valve). It can cause problems that range from very mild to serious. Ebstein anomaly happens while a baby is developing, so sometimes it’s diagnosed during prenatal tests.

At Nemours Cardiac Center, we offer leading-edge capabilities to detect heart problems early, including babies still in the womb. 

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons (specialists in surgical procedures of the chest, including heart and lungs) are highly experienced in caring for children with all types of congenital heart defects. We will work with your child and family from accurate diagnosis through proven treatment and beyond — and help your child live their life to the fullest.   

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Services We Offer for Ebstein Heart Anomaly

The expert teams in our Nemours Cardiac Center locations offer a full range of pediatric heart care to diagnose and treat Ebstein anomaly. Services vary by specialist and location, but may include:

  • Fetal Diagnostics. Early detection in our perinatology and fetal medicine centers help us diagnose congenital heart defects and make a treatment plan for when your baby’s born. 
  • Cardiac Diagnostic Testing. State-of-the-art, noninvasive and minimally invasive tests for kids of all ages, including fetal testing for babies still in the womb. 
  • Cardiology. Your child’s cardiologist may prescribe medications and oxygen therapy. 
  • Cardiac Catheterization. Procedures used to diagnose or treat cardiac problems by inserting a thin plastic, flexible tube (called a “catheter”). 
  • Heart Surgery. Babies born with severe forms of Ebstein anomaly will have surgery within the first few days of birth. If the condition is less severe, surgery may be scheduled for when your child is several months or a few years old.

Why Choose Us for Ebstein Anomaly Repair & Care

Our Nemours Cardiac Center team has the experience to provide accurate, efficient diagnosis and treatment of Ebstein anomaly. World-class heart care requires the compassion to understand your family's journey, and the expertise to heal even the most complex conditions. Our cardiac surgeons treat a vast array of heart defects in infants, children and teens, using the most innovative, up-to-date approaches. Our specialty is the early detection and repair of heart problems, so your child will have the best possible chance for a healthy future. 

Regional Ebstein Anomaly Highlights 

Services, programs, facilities and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

Ranked in best children's hospitals for cardiac care.

We offer care for newborns and children with Ebstein anomaly at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours Children's Health locations.  

The Nemours Cardiac Center located at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report.

We offer care for newborns and children with Ebstein anomaly at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.  

Our renowned pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery team at the Nemours Cardiac Center in Central Florida offers inpatient, critical and surgical care at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. And since early detection means faster treatment, our Nemours Center for Fetal Care is available at multiple locations throughout Central Florida. 

We offer care for newborns and children with Ebstein anomaly at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and our hospital affiliate, West Florida Healthcare, with outpatient and follow-up appointments also available at select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

Our Nemours Cardiac Center in Pensacola is home to one of the few accredited pediatric transthoracic and fetal echocardiography labs in Florida and, if needed, can facilitate the transfer of extremely ill children between our Nemours Cardiac Center locations (e.g., to Nemours Children’s Hospital).  

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