A 30-year-old male asked:
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i have a small ventricular septal defect from birth. how careful should i be about my social habits (smoking, drinking)?

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Dr. Peter Banitt
31 years experience Cardiology
Small risk: You have a vsd or a small hole between the two ventricles or pumping chambers of the heart. Realistically there is no direct risks between smoking and drinking and this vsd (although smoking is never healthy and i would not suggest more than 1 drink / day) you should see a cardiologist and have an echocardiogram to monitor this abnormality.
Answered on Mar 13, 2015
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