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Ventricular Septal Defect

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by McCoy K

(VSD)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your chances of VSD include:
 

Symptoms

A small VSD may not cause symptoms Some VSDs may cause the following symptoms:
  • Heart murmur
  • Signs of heart failure during infancy
    • Difficulty feeding
    • Poor growth
    • Fast breathing
 

RESOURCES

American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Cardiovascular Society
http://www.ccs.ca

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
http://www.heartandstroke.com

 

References


Crenshaw BS, et al. Risk factors, angiographic patterns, and outcomes in patients with ventricular septal defect complicating acute myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2000;101;27-32.


What are holes in the heart? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/holes/holes%5Fwhatare.html . Updated July 1, 2011. Accessed June 28, 2013.


Ventricular septal defect (VSD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://dynamed101.ebscohost.com/Detail.aspx?id=116076 . Updated June 14, 2012. Accessed June 28, 2013.

 

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