Successful pregnancy in a patient with Ebstein’s anomaly: a case report and review of literature

Charu Sharma, Shiv Shankar Singh, M. K. Saha, Bhabani Pegu


Ebstein’s anomaly, a rare congenital heart disease, has an extremely variable natural history, depending on variety of pathological features. We here describe a case of a patient with Ebstein’s anomaly who had an uneventful vaginal delivery of a healthy term baby. The anomaly was diagnosed during childhood, was not associated with other cardiac anomalies, cyanosis or pre-excitation and the echocardiographic degree of severity was low.


Ebstein’s anomaly, Atrial septal defect, Pregnancy, Echocardiography, Tricuspid valve

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