Ventricular Septal Defect (cont.)
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Prevention of Ventricular Septal Defect
A woman can do nothing during pregnancy to prevent her baby from developing a ventricular septal defect.
Outlook for Ventricular Septal Defect
During the growth of a child, the defect may become smaller and close on its own.
Several other conditions may result from ventricular septal defects.
For More Information about Ventricular Septal Defect
American Heart Association
Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease
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
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