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 How can I protect my children from congenital heart disease?
- Q What is the primary feeding goal for babies with congenital heart disease?
- Q What are congenital heart defects (CHD)?
- Q How do other illnesses affect heart birth defects?
- Q When can a congenital heart defect be detected in a baby?
- Q Will my baby with a heart defect always need a feeding tube?