Ebstein anomaly. Retrospective study.


  • Victor PLATASH Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie „Nicolae Testemițanu”
  • Anatol CIUBOTARU Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie „Nicolae Testemițanu”
  • Eduard CHEPTANARU Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie „Nicolae Testemițanu”
  • Iurie GUZGAN The malformations Science Laboratory
  • Nichifor SCIUCA SCR ,,Timofei Moșneaga,,




Ebstein anomaly, right atrium, right ventricle, tricuspid valve


Ebstein anomaly is a congenital heart malformation of the tricuspid valve and right ventricle. Surgical correction of Ebstein’s anomaly improves functional class and exercise tolerance, eliminates intracardiac right-to-left shunting (if present), and reduces the incidence of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias [3, 4, 6]. Due to the degree of variability of Ebstein’s Anomaly, correction is based on anatomical factors. In the case of unfavorable anatomical conditions, the replacement of the tricuspid valve is resorted to [3, 8]. The application of bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis is reserved for patients with poor right ventricular function [6, 9, 10]. Currently, overall early mortality after surgical correction in children and adults has decreased to less than 3% in experienced centers [4]. Surgical treatment of the symptomatic neonate remains a significant challenge, with approaches including either a biventricular correction or a univentricular correction. The given study is retrospective and reports the data on the incidence of the types according to the Carpentier classification, the severity and the surgical procedure applied for the correction of the anomaly [1, 9].

Author Biographies

Victor PLATASH, Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie „Nicolae Testemițanu”

resident physician, scientific researcher; Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

Anatol CIUBOTARU, Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie „Nicolae Testemițanu”

dr. hab. St. med, Prof. univ.Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

Eduard CHEPTANARU, Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie „Nicolae Testemițanu”

assistant professor; Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

Iurie GUZGAN, The malformations Science Laboratory

conf. dr., coordinating scientific researcher; malformations Scientific Laboratory

Nichifor SCIUCA, SCR ,,Timofei Moșneaga,,

scientific researcher; Scientific Laboratory congenital heart malformations


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