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A 33-year-old member asked:

could a closed vsd still cause these "defects"?

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Dr. Adam Lowry
Specializes in Pediatrics
More info needed: Are you having symptoms or problems you believe to be a result of a vsd that was closed? A vsd may cause problems due to excess blood flow through the lungs, or due to dilation ("stretch") of left sided heart structures. Closure of the vsd, if early enough, reverses these problems, but if closed in adolescence or adulthoot, some problems may not disappear. Many factors contribute.

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Last updated Apr 15, 2014

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