How long can children live with some sort of "hole in the heart"?

Normal life. "hole in the heart" is either a ventricular septal defect (vsd) or atrial septal defect (asd), some children are born with a "hole" between the 2 sides of the heart chambers, and many of those "holes" close by themselves , whereas others will need surgery to close them if the heart has to work too hard. The child's cardiologist determine whether or when they need surgery to cure them.