My son was detected with a 4 mm size hole in his heart when he was 2 months old. Within few months the doctors told us that his Aortic valve was also leaking cause of the pressure and suggested an open heart surgery which was not urgent. From then on we take him for regular check ups every year.
Now my son is 11 years old. Yet the size of the hole is same and the leaking has progressed mildly. Doctors suggested the same, to go for open heart surgery to close the hole which is the only remedy. They say that closing the hole will stop further damage to the valve.
My son very active, normal growth, average weight for his age and asymptomatic.
Please advise if any other treatment could be done other than open heart surgery for my son.