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a malformation of the tricuspid valve, the septal and posterior leaflets being adherent to the wall of the right ventricle to a varying degree, producing tricuspid deficiency, and the anterior leaflet being normally attached to the annulus fibrosus; usually associated with an atrial septal defect.
Etymology: Wilhelm Ebstein, German physician, 1836-1912; Gk, anomalia, irregularity
a congenital heart defect in which the tricuspid valve is displaced downward into the right ventricle. The abnormality is often associated with right-to-left atrial shunting and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Ebstein's anomalyAn uncommon (0.5% of all congenital heart defects) cardiac malformation, which is characterised by apical displacement of the septal and posterior tricuspid valve leaflets, with atrialisation of the right ventricle and displacement of the anterior leaflet, leading to tricuspid regurgitation of varying severity and backflow of blood into the right atrium from the right ventricle.
a malformation of the tricuspid valve, usually associated with an atrial septal defect, characterized by a downward displacement of the base of the valves.