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Doctor insights on: Apical Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect

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Can unexplained blue skin be caused by ventricular septal defects?

Can unexplained blue skin be caused by ventricular septal defects?

Rarely: A large vsd that is untreated can lead to the development of pulmonary hypertension during childhood. It worsens over time and ultimately results in shunting of blood from the right ventricle through the vsd into the aorta and causing cyanosis (blue skin).

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Ventricular Septal Defect (Definition)

A heart defect due to an abnormal connection between the lower chambers ...Read more


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Are there better and newer treatments for ventricular septal defects?

Are there better and newer treatments for ventricular septal defects?

Improved outcomes: Typically, if your child requires closure of his/her vsd, the proper therapy is open heart surgery. However, the outcomes of surgery are better than in the past, with safer anesthesia, improved cardiopulmonary bypass, better critical care, and less morbidity. It is not typical for catheter-based closure to be appropriate for vsds in children.

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If a child has a small hole in the heart called a muskular ventricular septal defect, does that need surgery.?

If a child has a small hole in the heart called a muskular ventricular septal defect, does that need surgery.?

Usually not: A muscular ventricular septal defect (vsd) is a special type of vsd (there are many kinds). The vast majority of small muscular vsds require no treatment, and 90% close up by themselves by a year of age. Only large defects or those associated with other heart problems are likely to require surgery.

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How do you treat a? Ventricular septal defect?

How do you treat a? Ventricular septal defect?

No u: Depending on the size, sometimes a vsd will close on its own. Other times a patch or surgery is required.

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Ventricular septal defect repair is done by whom?

Ventricular septal defect repair is done by whom?

VSD repair: Generally a vsd will be repaired by pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon.

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If i? Had ventricular septal defect? Can I still join the military?

VSD and military: Contact the military physician office or local recruiter to find out this answer.

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How does the? Blood flow work with a? Ventricular septal defect?

How does the? Blood flow work with a? Ventricular septal defect?

VSD: A vsd is a hole between the bottom two pumping chambers of the heart. Symptoms are usually based on age and size. A young infant born with a large vsd can progressive to congestive heart failure. The right ventricle receives extra blood flow from the left and sends it to the lungs resulting in fluid overload. Some medications used are Lasix (furosemide) to manage medically as infant gains weight before surgery.

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Can anyone tell me is ventricular septal defect a genetic defect?

Can anyone tell me is ventricular septal defect a genetic defect?

Not directly: This defect is not like eye color. You don't have a VSD gene hanging around that causes the defect. There is evidence that genes influence the defects (CHD's). If you have a CHD you have 4% risk of your kid having one of many CHD's. If both parents have a CHD, the risk would be about 8% of a child of the pair with a CHD. This is a complex issue. Consult a medical geneticist if needed

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Can you tell me is a ventricular septal defect passed down through genetics?

Can you tell me is a ventricular septal defect passed down through genetics?

No: Although there are genetic syndromes and conditions where VSD is part of the syndrome, most are spontaneous anomalies and not heritable. There are a few genetic disorders that have VSD as part of the picture that can be inherited but there are other birth defects as well. Genome wide association studies have not been conducted in families with isolated VSD

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I was wondering is a ventricular septal defect passed down through genetics?

I was wondering is a ventricular septal defect passed down through genetics?

Some influence: There exists about 4% risk of any kid with a CHD having an offspring with some sort of CHD, but not necessarily the same one. Two parents with some CHD would have about 8% risk of offspring of some CHD. There are rare inherited syndromes that have a defect as part of their pattern, but these make up few of the overall numbers. Rare syndromes have higher recurrence risk.

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Dear sir. My baby hav small inlet ventricular septal defect cardio dr says it was had in 3mm lt-rt shunt restricted so we hav wait 3month. Plz explain?

Dear sir. My baby hav small inlet ventricular septal defect cardio dr says it was had in 3mm lt-rt shunt restricted so we hav wait 3month. Plz explain?

VSD: Unless VSDs are symptomatic (low weight gain, fatigue, congestive heart failure), it is accepted practice to watch the VSD and follow with ultrasound to see if they close on their own. Keep a close eye on the baby and I am sure your pediatrician will as well.

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What are the tests for ventricular septal defect?

What are the tests for ventricular septal defect?

Several tests.: There are several tests: physical exam, cxr, ekg, echocardiogram and catheterization. Really the best test is an echocardiogram (with a good physical exam); this should give all the necessary information about the vsd and help guide treatment. Vsds tend to close on their own over time but if they don't and cause symptoms, an operation may be required (usually with excellent outcomes).

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What is the symptoms of having a ventricular septal defect?

What is the symptoms of having a ventricular septal defect?

Depends on size: Many vsds are mild and close on their own. Some are quite big and need surgery to repair them. Symptoms can be nothing to fatigue from shunting blood the wrong way. There is usually a loud heart murmur but that does not cause symptoms alone. A cardiologist can provide more information for the specific patient.

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Is ventricular septal defect waiverable for military service?

VSD and military: Contact the military physician office or local recruiter to find out this answer.

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What symptoms are associated with a ventricular septal defect?

Depends: Small vsds cause no symptoms. Large vsds in babies cause difficulty with feeding, gaining weight, and excessive sweating. If someone has a relatively large vsd that is not treated early in life, this will eventually cause pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lung arteries), which makes it hard for blood to get throught the lungs. This eventually causes the patient to turn blue.

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How risky is it for a child with a ventricular septal defect?

VSD: A vsd or ventricular septal defect is a communication between the bottom two pumping chambers of the heart. It can vary by size and location. A large vsd will result in excess blood flow to lungs and pulmonary edema and eventual congestive heart failure. This usually presents by 3-6 months of age. Please speak to your pediatric cardiologist about any questions and/or concern.

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Anyone can assist me with the hemodynamic of ventricular septal defect?

Too complicated: There is no short answer to this because it depends upon the size of the defect. Blood will move from the left ventricle to the right. The volume of blood, and hence the effect, will depend upon the size of the defect.

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What sort of problem is an atrio-ventricular septal defect?

Complex ASD/VSD: Also known as an av canal, atrio-ventricular septal defectt is a type of congenital heart defect. There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve, rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy.

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