Da Silva Center for Ebstein's Anomaly Symposium
February 12, 2022
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Victor Morell, MD
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Heart Institute
Who Should Attend
This symposium is designed for pediatric cardiologists, pediatric and adult cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, APPs, and other health care professionals who have an interest in pediatric and adult congenital heart disease.
About Ebstein’s Anomaly
Ebstein’s anomaly is a rare congenital heart defect. Few institutions have experience regarding a significant number of patients. The clinical presentation of Ebstein’s anomaly is variable, as well the timing for surgical intervention. Many patients still postpone the surgical repair of Ebstein’s anomaly due to the fear of having a tricuspid valve replaced by a prosthesis instead of repaired.
Introduced in 1993 by Jose Pedro Da Silva, MD
, founding director of the Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
, the cone procedure became the standard surgical repair for this disease. The cone technique is applicable for almost all situations, however, only a few surgeons are familiar with this operation, considering the variability of anatomical presentation of this congenital heart disease.