Congenital or acquired defect of the interventricular septum that allows communication of blood between the left and the right ventricles
Second most common congenital heart malformat...
Presentation depends on degree of shunting across the defect; may be completely asymptomatic with small defects
Respiratory distress, tachypnea, tachycardia
Diaphoresis with feeds, poor...
Start diuretic therapy if signs of fluid overload (1)[A].
Minimize IV fluids.
Consider ACE inhibitor and/or digoxin.
Nasogastric feeds for neonates
Correct anemia via iron supplementation or a p...
Small VSDs without evidence of CHF or pulmonary HTN generally can be followed every 1 to 5 years after the neonatal period.
Moderate to large VSDs require more fre...
Q21.0 Ventricular septal defect
I23.2 Ventricular septal defect as current comp following AMI
Q21.3 Tetralogy of Fallot
745.4 Ventricular septal defect
429.71 Acquired cardiac septal defect
A loud 2/6 to 3/6 low-pitched harsh holosystolic murmur at the left lower sternal border is typical.
A diastolic rumble at the apex indicates moderate to large VSD or ratio of pulmonary...
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