Yes, progress made in the treatment of congenital heart disease has made it possible for children with total anomalous pulmonary venous return (and other heart defects) not only to survive but also to lead normal lives. Children who receive prompt treatment typically fare very well. However, if the lung veins re-narrow as the child grows up, repeat surgery may be required.
- Q What can I do to manage my congenital heart defects?
- Q What is total anomalous pulmonary venous return?
- Q What are the treatment options for heart birth defects?
- Q How is a congenital heart defect treated?
- Q How is congenital heart disease diagnosed?
- Q How long do repairs to congenital heart disease defects last?