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A ventral septal defect, more commonly known as a ventricular septal defect (VSD), is a hole between the heart's lower chambers (ventricles). The defect can occur anywhere within the muscle dividing the two sides of the heart. There are v[read article]

Tests for Ventricular Septal Defect

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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Doppler Echocardiography
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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Auscultation is the medical term for when your doctor uses a stethoscope to listen to the sounds inside your body. During this simple test, the stethoscope acts as ...  More
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Right heart ventriculography is a procedure that lets your doctor see the right chambers of the heart. It is used to diagnose problems with blood flow in the right ...  More
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Pulse Oximetry
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Medical Procedures for Ventricular Septal Defect

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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Closure of Defect Using a Patch via Cardiac Cath
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Surgical Procedures for Ventricular Septal Defect

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Closure of ventricular septal defect
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Open heart surgery is any type of surgery where the chest is cut open and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves, or arteries of the heart. According to the Na...  More
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Surgical Closure of Defect by Direct Suture
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Surgical Closure of Defect with Patch
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Prescribed Medications for Ventricular Septal Defect

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DIGOXIN (di JOX in) is used to treat congestive heart failure and heart rhythm problems.  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medici...  More
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CHLORTHALIDONE (klor THAL i done) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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