Activity restrictions are not necessary when the tricuspid leakage is mild and there are no associated problems. If it is severe, you may need to restrict your physical activity due to increasing strain on the right ventricle or presence of abnormal rhythms. Your cardiologist will advise you on your physical restrictions.
Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (IE)
The incident of IE in congenital patient is higher than general population. Therefore it is important for congenital patient to maintain good oral, dental and skin hygiene as primary prevention. Cosmetic tattooing and piercing are discouraged due to the risk of IE. Antibiotic prophylaxis is considered for patient at highest risk for IE before surgery and dental procedures. Please discuss with your congenital team for the latest update on the antibiotic prophylaxis.
Pregnancy and family planning
Most women with mild form of Ebstein Anomaly who are not blue usually carry through pregnancy without any significant problems. However, do consult your cardiologist if you become pregnant.
Patient with Ebstein Anomaly may develop irregular heart rhythm, causing the heart to beat faster (palpitations), fainting, giddiness or chest discomfort. Severe malformation of the valve may cause fatigue, decrease effort tolerance and heart pump failure, which may require medical treatment.
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