Tricuspid atresia is a challenging
heart problem to treat. After surgery, your child may have ongoing heart problems. They
may need medicines to manage symptoms and improve heart function. Your child may also
need more surgery. Your child needs follow-up visits with the cardiologist for the rest
of their life.
In many cases, children with tricuspid atresia can be active. How active will vary with each child. Ask the cardiologist what activities your child can do safely.
Your child may need to take antibiotics before having any surgery or dental work. This is to prevent infection of the heart or valves. This is called infective endocarditis. The cardiologist will give you instructions for this.