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What symptoms are associated with a ventricular septal defect?
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Dr. James Thompson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Usually None
Vsd's in kids rarely causes any symptoms.
Theoretically signs of heart failure such as shortness of breath, fatigue, paleness may occur.

In brief: Usually None
Vsd's in kids rarely causes any symptoms.
Theoretically signs of heart failure such as shortness of breath, fatigue, paleness may occur.
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