Ventricular Septal defect
By: Haley and Esmeralda
What is it?
- Poor eating,failure to thrive
- Easy tiring
- Fast breathing or breath less
- May vary depending on size of hole & Other associated heart defect
- Heart murmur
- Shortness of breath
- Chest X-ray: view of heart & lung
- Electrocardiogram(ECG): Test records the electrical activity
- Echocardiogram: sound waves producing image of the heart
- Cardiac catheterization: Determines function of heart valves and chambers
- Pulse oximetry: Measures amount of oxygen in blood
If opening is large, open-heart surgery may be needed to close it and prevent serious problems. Medicines may be used temporarily to help with symptoms.
If an infant is very ill, or has more than one VSD or a VSD in an unusual location, a temporary operation to relieve symptoms. When the child is order, an operation is done to remove the band and fix the VSD with open-heart surgery.