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About Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment

About Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment

What is a VSD or Ventricular Septal Defect?

A VSD is a defect in the wall between the two lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.

 

Why would someone need to have Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment?

VSD closure is important to prevent complications and damage to the heart and lungs.

 

What conditions can a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment treat?

VSD closure treats symptoms like Shortness of breath, fatigue, respiratory infections, heart inflammation, and other complicated symptoms arising due to ventricular septal defect.

What is a VSD or Ventricular Septal Defect?

A VSD is a defect in the wall between the two lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.

 

Why would someone need to have Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment?

VSD closure is important to prevent complications and damage to the heart and lungs.

 

What conditions can a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment treat?

VSD closure treats symptoms like Shortness of breath, fatigue, respiratory infections, heart inflammation, and other complicated symptoms arising due to ventricular septal defect.

Overview

Requirements & Evaluation: Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment

The diagnosis of VSD is established based on symptoms, a physical exam, and imaging tests. During the physical examination, the doctor may discover VSD by heart murmur. When the VSD defect size is large, it causes a heart murmur.

Imaging to diagnose VSD is an echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, CT scan and cardiac catheterization:

Size and effects of VSD

Size of VSD

Measurement

Effect

Small

3 mm or less

No symptoms. The defect closes on its own.

Moderate

3-5 mm

No symptoms. Surgery is deleted because the defect may close without surgery.

Large

6-10 mm

Surgery should be done before 2 years to prevent damage to the heart and lungs.

 

Different Types of VSD Closure

VSD closure is of two types:

  • Surgery: The objective of the surgical approach is to close the ventricular septal defect by patching it surgically. A patch of synthetic material or graft of own tissue can be used by the surgeon to close the defect.

  • Transcatheter procedures: In this procedure, a Catheter device is used made of a mesh framework which is covered in a synthetic material.

Procedure

Before the Procedure

The doctor performs a physical examination and advice following investigations.

  • ECG

  • Chest X-ray

  • Blood tests to determine general health

  • Echocardiogram for heart anatomy and blood flow.

VSD closure is advisable within 3-6 months of age.

 

After the Procedure

The healthcare team supports parents in taking care of the child.  Follow-up appointments are scheduled.

 

What kind of follow-up care will I have during recovery?

  • To take regular follow-ups

  • To take prescribed medicines on time

  • Good nutrition.

  • To maintain good oral hygiene

  • Antibiotic prophylaxis

Risk & Benefits

What are the possible risks or complications of Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment?

VSD closure is a safe procedure. VSD surgery reduces complications of lung problems, heart failure, arrhythmias, heart valve problems, and poor growth and development.

 

Recovery

How long will it take to return to normal life after Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment?

It may take a few weeks for your child to resume a normal routine. Initially, the child may feel tired but with time the symptoms will improve.

A pediatric cardiologist will schedule a follow-up to monitor treatment success and assess complications, if any. Medications are evaluated. Additional investigations may be prescribed.

In the long term, outcomes achieved by VSD closure are excellent. No medicines are required. The patient has a completely normal life without restrictions and complications after VSD surgery.

4 Whys

Why Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment?

    Improve longevity
    Growth and development
    Enhanced cardiac function

Why Overseas?

    Expert cardiologists
    More options, Better results
    Robotic surgery.

Why Advance Treatment?

    Minimally invasive
    Life-saving results
    Excellent results

Why Yapita Health?

    Transcatheter VSD closure
    3D imaging
    Multidisciplinary collaboration

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Lifestyle changes are associated with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment

Rest, avoid too much physical activity, and regular follow-ups.

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Success rate of Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment

More than 90%.

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Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment At Yapita Health

The team of cardiac surgeons at Yapita Health are pioneers in performing VSD closer using the latest tools and techniques. We have achieved the highest success rates in all the treatments related to cardiac surgery like ASD closure, VSD closure and congenital heart disease treatment. The quality and affordability of our treatment packages have made healthcare accessible to all. 

FAQs Related to Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment

How long can you live without a VSD closure?

Delaying VSD closure surgery is not advisable because it results in poor growth, developmental delay, and even permanent damage to the lung arteries. 


What are the criteria to qualify for a VSD closure? Who needs a VSD closure?

VSD larger in size, 6-10 mm in diameter require surgery and it is advisable to do surgery before 2 years of age to reduce the risk of damage to the heart and lungs


What are the types of VSD closure?

The two main ways to repair a VSD are surgery and Transcatheter procedures.


Is VSD closure safe?

It is generally a safe procedure. Safety is usually determined by age and weight.


How long will the operation take?

The repair will take about 2-5 hours.


What is the average hospital stay after VSD closure surgery?

The average hospital stay after VSD closure is 5-7 days.


What is the success rate of VSD closure?

At Yapita Health, the success rates for VSD closure performed by expert Cardiologists are higher 90-95%.


Are life-long medicines necessary after VSD closure?

After VSD closure, antibiotics are prescribed to prevent infections for a certain period of time.


Does a person have high infection rates and lead a very restricted life after a VSD closure?

No, not at all.. Medicines are given to prevent the formation of blood clots and infections. The long-term results are excellent.


How safe is it for women to become pregnant with VSD?

It is advisable to discuss your history with your doctor. Large non-restrictive VSD may cause risk during pregnancy.


What are the overall chances of surviving a VSD closure?

After VSD closure, life expectancy is enhanced


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