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 Will my baby with a heart defect always need a feeding tube?
- Q How do medications treat heart birth defects?
- Q How do I care for someone with a heart birth defect?
- Q What is a coronary fistula?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for congenital heart disease?
- Q Is there a cure for congenital heart disease?