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What will be done for a ?Child with Down syndrome and ventricular septal defect ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Repair the defect

The approach to and reasons for repair for a ds kid is the same as for any other. The projected lifespan of a ds child with proper medical care for their main problems is >60 years.
With holding care from such a child would violate federal "baby doe" statutes and place the licenses of any personnel involved at risk. Child & family services of the involved state would also become involved.

In brief: Repair the defect

The approach to and reasons for repair for a ds kid is the same as for any other. The projected lifespan of a ds child with proper medical care for their main problems is >60 years.
With holding care from such a child would violate federal "baby doe" statutes and place the licenses of any personnel involved at risk. Child & family services of the involved state would also become involved.
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