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What are the symptoms?

  • Frequent infections

  • Poor weight gain or growth

  • Difficulty or breathlessness

  • Increased heartbeat

  • Trouble feeding or gaining weight

The exact cause of a VSD remains unknown. However, sometimes genetic may influence the occurrence of a ventricular septal defect.

  • Physical examination
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
  • Chest X-ray
  • Echocardiography
  • Surgery
  • Transcatheter device closure