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Are vsd's usually caught early in life?

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vsd

Yes usually during initial check up

In brief: Vsd

Yes usually during initial check up
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A vsd is almost always associated with a heart murmur from blood flowing through the defect.
This murmur is present by the time of the first well child visit after birth.

In brief: Yes

A vsd is almost always associated with a heart murmur from blood flowing through the defect.
This murmur is present by the time of the first well child visit after birth.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: If large

There are 4 basic types of vsd.
If large defect and without associated right ventricular outflow obstruction, symptomatic early in life. Failure to thrive and pulmonary oedema force early diagnosis and repair. Sometimes evident 2-3 weeks post partum when pulmonary vascular resistance tends to decrease increasing the shunt fraction. Early repair by 2y/o goal. Prevent eisenmenger syndrome.

In brief: If large

There are 4 basic types of vsd.
If large defect and without associated right ventricular outflow obstruction, symptomatic early in life. Failure to thrive and pulmonary oedema force early diagnosis and repair. Sometimes evident 2-3 weeks post partum when pulmonary vascular resistance tends to decrease increasing the shunt fraction. Early repair by 2y/o goal. Prevent eisenmenger syndrome.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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