Ventricular Septal Defect (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Ventricular Septal Defect Causes
No one knows what causes ventricular septal defects, but they probably come from a malformation of the heart that occurs while the infant is developing in the womb.
The most common type of ventricular septal defect is the membranous variant. In this type, the hole is located below the aortic valve, which controls flow of blood from the left ventricle into the main artery of the body, the aorta.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/31/2015
Mark Merlin, DO, FACEP
Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C
Alan D Forker, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Jonathan Adler, MD
Must Read Articles Related to Ventricular Septal Defect
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Ventricular Septal Defect:
Ventricular Septal Defect - Patient Experience
Did your child have a ventricular septal defect? Please describe your experience.
Ventricular Septal Defect - Treatment
What treatment did your child receive for his or her ventricular septal defect.