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Can a baby with a vsd develop chronic lung disease from it?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If the vsd is big you can develop pulmonary hypertension.
This might lead to irreversible damage of the lungs.

In brief: Yes
If the vsd is big you can develop pulmonary hypertension.
This might lead to irreversible damage of the lungs.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No if repaired
A large vsd that is not closed surgically by 12-24 months (younger in downs syndrome) may result in pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: No if repaired
A large vsd that is not closed surgically by 12-24 months (younger in downs syndrome) may result in pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Generally NO
Unless the vsd is huge, there is very little likelihood of congestive heart failure.
A pediatric cardiologist can make a very accurate assassment of the risk.

In brief: Generally NO
Unless the vsd is huge, there is very little likelihood of congestive heart failure.
A pediatric cardiologist can make a very accurate assassment of the risk.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: No
The term, chronic lung disease, is synonymous with bronchopulmonary dysplasia typically developing in premature infants who required prolonged respirator care.
Untreated large vsd can induce congestive heart failure but not chronic lung condition.

In brief: No
The term, chronic lung disease, is synonymous with bronchopulmonary dysplasia typically developing in premature infants who required prolonged respirator care.
Untreated large vsd can induce congestive heart failure but not chronic lung condition.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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