A 40-year-old member asked:
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when a hole has been repaired, will the heart becomes normal and healthy?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Septal defect: If an atrial or ventricular septal defect is repaired at the appropriate time the heart will usually return to a fairly normal state. If repair doesn't take place before signficant changes have occured, sometimes full return to normal doesn't happen.
Answered on Jul 23, 2013

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