F. A. OLDENBURG, M.D.; A. D. NICHOL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A congenital anomaly consisting of downward displacement of the tricuspid valve in the right ventricle in a young man was described by Ebstein in 1866.1 Several articles with collections of such cases2-5 have appeared recently, and occasionally this diagnosis has been made during life.6-7 Although there are reports of survivors to the seventh or eighth decade,8-10 for the most part compilations of cases have emphasized the occurrence of Ebstein's anomaly in infancy. Unfortunately, congenital heart disease is sought enthusiastically in the young, but is forgotten frequently in the older patient. As Ebstein's anomaly may be compatible with a long, active
OLDENBURG FA, NICHOL AD. EBSTEINS ANOMALY IN THE ADULT1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:710–717. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-710
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):710-717.
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