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Ventricular Septal Defect (cont.)

Next Steps

Follow-up

  • Regular office visits and echocardiograms are required to continually reassess the ventricular septal defect.
  • The child's weight and length/height will be checked often. Feeding and activity levels should be assessed routinely.

  • Routine antibiotic use is warranted for dental surgery and any invasive procedure.

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