What is the outlook for children with tricuspid atresia?
In general, the short-term and intermediate-term outlook for children who undergo a Fontan procedure is promising. The outlook usually is worse, however, for children who have surgery later in life. Should the Fontan procedure fail, a heart transplant may be needed. Your child’s doctor will evaluate the situation.
- March of Dimes: Congenital heart defects
- American Heart Association: Symptoms and Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects
- Merck Manuels: Tricuspid Atresia