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Can a small enough vsd be left untreated?

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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If the left ventricle is of normal size, the blood flow accross the defect is little and there is no concomittant leaking of the aortic valve the defect can be left untreated but should be followed by a cardiologist.

In brief: Yes

If the left ventricle is of normal size, the blood flow accross the defect is little and there is no concomittant leaking of the aortic valve the defect can be left untreated but should be followed by a cardiologist.
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A small vsd, unless it is causing other problems such as valvular leak, does not need treatment.
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In brief: Yes

A small vsd, unless it is causing other problems such as valvular leak, does not need treatment.
Good dental hygiene is important due to the small but real risk of endocarditis.
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Small VSD

Vsd occur in different "regions" of the ventricular septum. The majority are perimembranous or muscular. Small sized vsd with restrictive flow across them can sometimes close on their own.
Your pediatric cardiologist will provide you with more information.

In brief: Small VSD

Vsd occur in different "regions" of the ventricular septum. The majority are perimembranous or muscular. Small sized vsd with restrictive flow across them can sometimes close on their own.
Your pediatric cardiologist will provide you with more information.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The vast majority of small defects do not require treatment.
Those that are near the aortic valve may cause damage to the valve even though they are small.

In brief: Yes

The vast majority of small defects do not require treatment.
Those that are near the aortic valve may cause damage to the valve even though they are small.
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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Small muscular vsd can close on its own.
Any known heart defect should be followed over time by a cardilologist who can help determine when treatment is needed.

In brief: Maybe

Small muscular vsd can close on its own.
Any known heart defect should be followed over time by a cardilologist who can help determine when treatment is needed.
Dr. Jenny Sung
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vsd

Yes if very small and is not close to aortic valve (that it is not injuring the valve ) then no need for treatment .
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In brief: Vsd

Yes if very small and is not close to aortic valve (that it is not injuring the valve ) then no need for treatment .
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