Children with congenital heart disease, we need to have medications administered to help their heart in the process of healing. In some other children, an intervention is required. This intervention could be either in the form of a keyhole with the use of special techniques where we can for example enlarge narrow valves or close holes in the heart.
In some other children unfortunately especially in smaller children, these keyhole options are not available and the children may require surgery which could be open-heart surgery or non-bypass surgery, and this is typically used for newborns and very small children that require their condition to be treated.
Most children make a very quick and full recovery and they have an excellent quality of life afterwards.