4 doctors weighed in:

What is the difference between an asd and a vsd in terms of treatment?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Asds and vsds, in otherwise healthy children, will often close on their own, so neither one usually needs treatment.
In more complex cases, pediatric heart specialists have several procedures they can perform to close defects which do not resolve on their own.

In brief: Not much

Asds and vsds, in otherwise healthy children, will often close on their own, so neither one usually needs treatment.
In more complex cases, pediatric heart specialists have several procedures they can perform to close defects which do not resolve on their own.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Matthias Peuster
Vsd's need if relevant surgery in most cases. Most Asd 's can be closed safely with a catheter procedure.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
13 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors