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What are common methods of repairing a ventrical septal defect?
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: What type?
Repair depends on the type of ventricular septal defect .
. There's perimembranous, av canal type, subaortic and muscular. Need to know if double outlet right ventricle or left ventricle present. Is there a concomitant right ventricular outflow tract obstruction?. Need to stop the heart and saw a patch, were to open the heart depends on type of vsd and associated defects. Timing of repair varies.

In brief: What type?
Repair depends on the type of ventricular septal defect .
. There's perimembranous, av canal type, subaortic and muscular. Need to know if double outlet right ventricle or left ventricle present. Is there a concomitant right ventricular outflow tract obstruction?. Need to stop the heart and saw a patch, were to open the heart depends on type of vsd and associated defects. Timing of repair varies.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
In general surgery is required.
Investigationally, this can be repaired by inserting a catheter into a blood vessel in the groin, up into the heart, and across the defect. A closure device is then opened up and occludes the vsd. This is commonly used for atrial septal defect but technically more difficult for a ventricular septal defect.

In brief: Surgery
In general surgery is required.
Investigationally, this can be repaired by inserting a catheter into a blood vessel in the groin, up into the heart, and across the defect. A closure device is then opened up and occludes the vsd. This is commonly used for atrial septal defect but technically more difficult for a ventricular septal defect.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
There are 4 types of venticular septal defects. The type of repair depends on the type and location. The timing of repair depends on the shunt ratio and failure to thrive. Your pediatric cardiologist and pediatric cardiac surgeon team can tell you best of the options.
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