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If a child has a vsd are there certain activities we should not let him do?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
If a significant vsd is present, it is usually repaired in the first few years of life.
Once repaired, there are usually no activity restrictions. A vsd that is small and does not require repair also does not require activity restrictions.

In brief: No
If a significant vsd is present, it is usually repaired in the first few years of life.
Once repaired, there are usually no activity restrictions. A vsd that is small and does not require repair also does not require activity restrictions.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
This depends on the size of the vsd and if there are any other problems.
In general, the child should be able to engage in age-appropriate activities. Scuba diving (not age appropriate) and other risky activities may pose a problem, but again, shouldn't be an issue. Discuss your child's specific limitations with their cardiologist.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the size of the vsd and if there are any other problems.
In general, the child should be able to engage in age-appropriate activities. Scuba diving (not age appropriate) and other risky activities may pose a problem, but again, shouldn't be an issue. Discuss your child's specific limitations with their cardiologist.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: As tolerated
Once surgical correction of the vsd, activity is as tolerated once the sternum has healed.

In brief: As tolerated
Once surgical correction of the vsd, activity is as tolerated once the sternum has healed.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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