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How risky is it for a child with a ventricular septal defect ?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
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In brief: VSD

A vsd or ventricular septal defect is a communication between the bottom two pumping chambers of the heart.
It can vary by size and location. A large vsd will result in excess blood flow to lungs and pulmonary edema and eventual congestive heart failure. This usually presents by 3-6 months of age. Please speak to your pediatric cardiologist about any questions and/or concern.

In brief: VSD

A vsd or ventricular septal defect is a communication between the bottom two pumping chambers of the heart.
It can vary by size and location. A large vsd will result in excess blood flow to lungs and pulmonary edema and eventual congestive heart failure. This usually presents by 3-6 months of age. Please speak to your pediatric cardiologist about any questions and/or concern.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies

A VSD or hole between the lower chambers is created when the wall that usually separates them fails to complete its formation.
Many are small, produce a loud high pitched murmur heard at birth & close spontaneously within the first year.Bigger ones may not have a murmur initially but can lead the heart to fail from overwork, producing poor feeding,lethargy,etc.Operative closure will fix these

In brief: Varies

A VSD or hole between the lower chambers is created when the wall that usually separates them fails to complete its formation.
Many are small, produce a loud high pitched murmur heard at birth & close spontaneously within the first year.Bigger ones may not have a murmur initially but can lead the heart to fail from overwork, producing poor feeding,lethargy,etc.Operative closure will fix these
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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