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Ventricular Septal Defect (cont.)

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Author: Mark Merlin, DO, FACEP, Faculty/EMS Fellowship Director, Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital/Atlantic Health System.

Coauthor(s): Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc.

Editors: Alan D Forker, MD, Program Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship, Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jonathan Adler, MD, Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Last Editorial Review: 11/1/2005

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