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How old is a baby when they have their avsd repair?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
There is a lot of variability in size with a VSD and treatment varies.
Some will actually close on their own, so nothing beyond watchful waiting is needed.The big ones are monitored and sometimes need meds to support the heart until baby is big enough to make the surgery a bit easier technically.

In brief: Depends
There is a lot of variability in size with a VSD and treatment varies.
Some will actually close on their own, so nothing beyond watchful waiting is needed.The big ones are monitored and sometimes need meds to support the heart until baby is big enough to make the surgery a bit easier technically.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: 6 months of age
Or sooner if severe heart failure is diagnosed despite medical treatment.
Some advocate earlier repair with no clear benefit.

In brief: 6 months of age
Or sooner if severe heart failure is diagnosed despite medical treatment.
Some advocate earlier repair with no clear benefit.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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