Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital heart defects often are repaired with surgery or heart catheterization, but home treatment also plays an important role. Some of the issues you'll face include:
- Coping with oxygen problems.
- Getting your child to eat enough.
- Giving medicines.
- Caring for a child in the hospital.
- Reference Exercise restrictions.
- Caring for yourself.
- Dealing with family issues and medical insurance.
For more information and help, see Reference Congenital Heart Defects: Caring for Your Child.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology