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When is surgery indicated for ?A ventricular septal defect?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Variable
A small vsd may close spontaneously as a baby grows or the babies system may decompensate under the strain of the extra work & progress to heart failure.
Many times this can be managed for a time with meds. If baby is thriving on meds & close observation, they may wait before repairing the defect.This decision is made by the surgeon & pedi-cardiologist based on individual factors.

In brief: Variable
A small vsd may close spontaneously as a baby grows or the babies system may decompensate under the strain of the extra work & progress to heart failure.
Many times this can be managed for a time with meds. If baby is thriving on meds & close observation, they may wait before repairing the defect.This decision is made by the surgeon & pedi-cardiologist based on individual factors.
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