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Can a hole in the heart only be developed in a fetus or can an adult heart develop one?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Fetus only.
Ventricular septal defects can only develop in fetuses as a deranged cardiac anatomy.
They can certainly be only diagnosed in infancy or even adulthood if the diagnosis was never made in utero, however the actual defect has been there all along.

In brief: Fetus only.
Ventricular septal defects can only develop in fetuses as a deranged cardiac anatomy.
They can certainly be only diagnosed in infancy or even adulthood if the diagnosis was never made in utero, however the actual defect has been there all along.
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