Heart surgeryHeart surgeryHeart surgeryHEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-03-16T04:00:00ZLanding PageCollection Hub<p>The type of treatment recommended for your child will depend on many factors. Heart surgery is done to correct or improve blood flow to help your child live and grow. After heart surgery your child will need care and support.</p><p>The type of treatment recommended for your child will depend on many factors. Heart surgery is done to correct or improve blood flow to help your child live and grow. After heart surgery and in the long-term your child will need care and support from you and the team.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Overview</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about some of things you will need to know if your child is going to have heart surgery. Find information about topics such as blood transfusions and potential complications.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1107&language=English">Blood transfusions: What you need to know</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1652&language=English">Coping with pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">General anaesthesia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1653&language=English">Life support during heart surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1651&language=English">Pre-operative visit</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1654&language=English">Potential complications of heart surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1260&language=English">Sedation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1108&language=English">Surgery: Talking to your child</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Heart surgeries</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Read about the different types of surgeries that can be done to correct or ease a heart condition.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1656&language=English">Arterial switch procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1659&language=English">Atrial septal defect (ASD) and ventricular septal defect (VSD) repair</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=46&language=English">Atrial septal defect: Closure in the heart catheterization lab</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1668&language=English">Balloon atrial septostomy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1658&language=English">Bi-directional cavopulmonary anastomosis (Glenn procedure)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1657&language=English">Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunts</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1661&language=English">Fontan procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1665&language=English">Hybrid procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1660&language=English">Norwood procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1662&language=English">Pulmonary artery banding</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1663&language=English">Ross procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1664&language=English">Surgical valvotomy</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Caring for your child after heart surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find some resources that will explain what to expect after heart surgery including topics such as care at home, pain management and physiotherapy.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1212&language=English">After heart surgery: Caring for your child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1692&language=English">At home after heart surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1695&language=English">Ongoing care after heart surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1694&language=English">Pain management after heart surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1696&language=English">Physical activity for children with congenital heart disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1013&language=English">Physiotherapy after heart surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2460&language=English">Physiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlers</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/heart_learning_hub.pngheartsurgery

 

 

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