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 is total anomalous pulmonary venous return?
- Q How are anomalous coronary arteries and fistulas treated?
- Q How are heart birth defects diagnosed?
- Q What are aortopulmonary collaterals?
- Q How many children with heart defects survive to be adults?
- Q How do heart birth defects affect the body?