Ventricular septal defect 3

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Ventricular septal defect 3

Ventricular septal defect type 3 (VSD type 3) is a heart condition present at birth (congenital) where there is a hole in the wall or septum that separates the ventricles (bottom two chambers of the heart). The septum separates oxygenated blood from deoxygenated blood. Normally, the holes in the septum close before the baby is born, but VSD is a common heart defect. In Type 3, the defect is located where blood enters the two lower chambers of the heart (the tricuspid and mitral valves). If the hole is very small it may not affect how hard the heart has to work, and your baby may not have symptoms. Sometimes a VSD is not diagnosed until childhood or even adulthood.

Often, symptoms are present as soon as a few days after birth and include poor eating, fast breathing, breathlessness, and getting tired easily. Ventricular septal defects often occur in families (hereditary). Type 3 can be associated with a defect in the atrioventricular septum and with another genetic condition called Down syndrome. Type 3 makes up only about 5% of VSD cases.

Doctors may hear a swishing sound in the heartbeat (a murmur) when listening with a stethoscope. Tests used to confirm a VSD may include a chest X-ray, electrocardiogram (EKG) (tests the electrical impulses), echocardiogram (used sound waves to create a picture), or cardiac MRI.

Medications may be used temporarily to increase heart function, but surgical repair is the most common treatment. Smaller defects may close on their own. If your baby or child has been diagnosed with a VSD Type 3, talk to their pediatric cardiologist (a heart doctor for children) about the most current treatment options. Support organizations and genetic counselors are also a good source of information and can help connect you with others affected by VSDs.

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The terms "Ventricular septal defect 3" returned 7 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful treatment of an iatrogenic membranous ventricular septal defect (IVSD) following Edwards SAPIEN 3 implantation by a valve-in-valve procedure.
 

Author(s): Tanja K Rudolph, Maximilian Scherner, Elmar Kuhn, Volker Rudolph, Victor Mauri, Stephan Rosenkranz, Thorsten Wahlers, Stephan Baldus, Navid Mader

Journal: EuroIntervention. 2016 Apr;11(13):1562.

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2016

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Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure After Sapien 3 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
 

Author(s): Sharayne D Mark, Vikram Prasanna, Victor A Ferrari, Howard C Herrmann

Journal: JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jun;8(7):e109-10.

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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Case 3/2014 - 26-year-old man with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect in late postoperative evolution.
 

Author(s): Edmar Atik

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2014 Apr;102(4):e34.

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2014

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The terms "Ventricular septal defect 3" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Juvenile rheumatic mitral stenosis in association with perimembranous ventricular septal defect in a 3-year-old boy.
 

Author(s): Sudarshan Kumar Vijay, Bhuwan Tiwari, Mukul Misra, Taruna Vijaywargiya

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Rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) is a well-known entity in the developing world. Though rarely seem, MS can present at a very young age with severe symptoms. We describe here an unusual association of a large perimembranous ventricular septal defect with juvenile rheumatic MS leading ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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