The treatment or diagnosis of congenital heart disease depends upon the physical examination by the doctor.
•The doctor runs tests like an electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, pulse oximetry, echocardiogram, heart CT scan & MRI, cardiac catheterization, etc.
•It is relatively easy to cure congenital heart disease in children than in adults.
•However, it is possible that some congenital heart diseases might not have serious repercussions in childhood and can cause problems in adults.
•In addition, congenital heart disease treatment in adults depends upon the heart condition’s severity.
•If an adult with minor congenital heart defects will require regular checks to prevent the health conditions from worsening.
•People with mild congenital defects can be treated with some medications which will regulate the functioning of the heart. Doctors, after reading the reports, can give some medications to prevent irregular heartbeat and blood clots.
Some congenital heart defects might require the patient to get surgery:
•Implantable heart devices - The surgery will implant a device that will control the heart rate. In other words, the device will help you with irregular heartbeats.
•Catheter-based treatments - This surgery repairs the defects using catheters which are a type of flexible tube and are thin in nature.
•Heart Transplant - In case of serious defects, the patient might need a heart transplant.