Treatment depends on the specific condition. Some congenital heart diseases can be treated with medication alone, while others require one or more surgeries.
How well a patient does depends on the specific defect.
Complications depend on the specific condition and treatment.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider if you suspect that your child has a heart problem.
Review Date : 12/21/2009
Reviewed By : Kurt R. Schumacher, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.