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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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