I have a small ventricular septal defect. The doctor says I should have it closed.?
You should feel good
When there is a space between the two main pumping chambers of the heart, there is an escape of blood out from the normal intended flow, back around the central circulation, instead of all the healthy oxygenated blood being pumped out to the body via the aorta.
This usually results in less blood available for places like the muscles and brain, leaving patients easily tired. A repair should help.
HOLE IN THE HEART (VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT)