Ebstein's Anomaly Symposium

DaSilva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly Symposium

The first Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly Symposium was held in February 2021. The half-day virtual symposium drew more than 400 attendees from more than 40 countries.

Watch the full presentation:

Stay tuned for details on the upcoming second annual symposium. 

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 Dr. Jose Pedro Da Silva, 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.