Congenital heart defects often are repaired with surgery or heart catheterization, but home treatment also plays an important role. Some of the issues you'll face include:
- Coping with oxygen problems.
- Getting your child to eat enough.
- Giving medicines.
- Caring for a child in the hospital.
- Exercise restrictions.
- Caring for yourself.
- Dealing with family issues and medical insurance.
Adults who have congenital heart defects have other issues, such as pregnancy, birth control and employment.
This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© Healthwise, Incorporated.