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Is there a possibility that small vsd become a large vsd as the child grows?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Generally Not

In general, vsds do not significantly grow larger as the child does.
In fact, it is more common for them to stay the same size or potentially even become smaller.

In brief: Generally Not

In general, vsds do not significantly grow larger as the child does.
In fact, it is more common for them to stay the same size or potentially even become smaller.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and No

If it is a perimembranous vsd.
If it is muscular it will likely become smaller and eventually will close. Follow up exams are needed either way.

In brief: Yes and No

If it is a perimembranous vsd.
If it is muscular it will likely become smaller and eventually will close. Follow up exams are needed either way.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Ventricular septal defects (vsds) may become smaller with age, but do not enlarge as a child grows.

In brief: No

Ventricular septal defects (vsds) may become smaller with age, but do not enlarge as a child grows.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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