Varies. As one of the less complex heart defects in ds this is usually amenable to the same repair procedures as any other kid with a vsd.After repair, it does not have a significant impact on the ds projected lifespan of >60 yrs.
Peds. Cardiologist. This depends on the size and type of vsd and other concomitant factors and diagnoses. These are important questions for the child's pediatric cardiologist to answer.
Repair the defect . The approach to and reasons for repair for a ds kid is the same as for any other. The projected lifespan of a ds child with proper medical care for their main problems is >60 years. With holding care from such a child would violate federal "baby doe" statutes and place the licenses of any personnel involved at risk. Child & family services of the involved state would also become involved. Read more...