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How long does it take for holes in the heart to mend for a baby after birth?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends
Depends on the "hole" he has.
There are different types of defects, some will never close themselves, and some might partially or fully close, but, again, it depends on the type of defect.

In brief: Depends
Depends on the "hole" he has.
There are different types of defects, some will never close themselves, and some might partially or fully close, but, again, it depends on the type of defect.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on situation
Some forms of ventricular septal defect will close in the first six months or so in a baby, depending on size & location but some will not.
Holes between the upper chamber seem less likely to close without help. Most physicians will monitor the situation & delay assisted closure until the child is older or the child develops problems related to the defect.

In brief: Depends on situation
Some forms of ventricular septal defect will close in the first six months or so in a baby, depending on size & location but some will not.
Holes between the upper chamber seem less likely to close without help. Most physicians will monitor the situation & delay assisted closure until the child is older or the child develops problems related to the defect.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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