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Ventricular Septal Defect (cont.)

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ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, congenital heart defect, heart murmur, hole in the heart, leaking heart, left to right shunt, shunting, VSD, aortic regurgitation, endocarditis, pulmonary hypertension

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A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a hole or a defect in the septum that divides the 2 lower chambers of the heart and that results in a communication between the ventricular cavities.

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