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How long can children live with some sort of "hole in the heart"?
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics
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In brief: Normal life
"hole in the heart" is either a ventricular septal defect (vsd) or atrial septal defect (asd), some children are born with a "hole" between the 2 sides of the heart chambers, and many of those "holes" close by themselves , whereas others will need surgery to close them if the heart has to work too hard.
The child's cardiologist determine whether or when they need surgery to cure them.

In brief: Normal life
"hole in the heart" is either a ventricular septal defect (vsd) or atrial septal defect (asd), some children are born with a "hole" between the 2 sides of the heart chambers, and many of those "holes" close by themselves , whereas others will need surgery to close them if the heart has to work too hard.
The child's cardiologist determine whether or when they need surgery to cure them.
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