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How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 50%
About half of babies with down syndrome will have congenital heart disease.
The majority will have atrioventricular septal defect, aka av canal or endocardial cushion defect.

In brief: 50%
About half of babies with down syndrome will have congenital heart disease.
The majority will have atrioventricular septal defect, aka av canal or endocardial cushion defect.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fairly often
About 50% of children with down syndrome have heart defects.
The commonest is atrioventricular septal defect (av canal). Next most common is ventricular septal defect (vsd) then isolated secundum atrial septal defect (asd), patent ductus arteriosus (pda) and tetralogy of fallot (tof). Most of these defects can be helped or cured by surgery.

In brief: Fairly often
About 50% of children with down syndrome have heart defects.
The commonest is atrioventricular septal defect (av canal). Next most common is ventricular septal defect (vsd) then isolated secundum atrial septal defect (asd), patent ductus arteriosus (pda) and tetralogy of fallot (tof). Most of these defects can be helped or cured by surgery.
Dr. Michael Coogan
Dr. Michael Coogan
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Often
Depending which type.
For the northwestern university av canal series 86% had down's syndrome. For other vsd series, non avcanal, 22% had down's.

In brief: Often
Depending which type.
For the northwestern university av canal series 86% had down's syndrome. For other vsd series, non avcanal, 22% had down's.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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