A Surgical Approach to Ebstein's Disease
Ebstein's disease in a severely cyanotic 7-year-old boy was successfully treated by anastomosing the superior vena cava to the right pulmonary artery.
A discussion of impaired right heart function in Ebstein's disease is presented emphasizing the inefficiency of right atrial contraction as a consequence of the "atrialization" of the right ventricle.
It is our belief that right heart bypass with a superior vena cava to right pulmonary artery anastomosis is the surgical procedure of choice in patients severely ill from Ebstein's disease.
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