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Ventricular Septal Defect

01 In Brief

A ventricular septal defect or VSD is a common congenital heart defect. It is a hole between the right and left pumping chambers of the heart. The size and the location of the VSD determines if a child will develop any problems in the future. Many small VSD's close spontaneously within the first six months of life. However larger VSD's may be associated with problems that are often not apparent in the first one to 2 weeks but developed over ensuring for weeks. This page contains links to excellent resources that explain VSD's in more detail.

02 What Others Say

  • Cincinnati children's heart Institute fact sheet

 Ventricular septal defect

  • Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne: cardiology department

 Ventricular septal defect


03 I Want To Know More

  • Details fact sheet from the Children's Hospital Boston

 Ventricular septal defect VSD

  • E medicine : from Medscape

Ventricular septal defect imaging

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Last updated: 18/01/2011