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Ventricular Septal Defect Topic Guide

Ventricular Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect: Ventricular septal defect is a congenital heart condition in which there is a hole in the wall separating the ventricals, the two lower chambers of the heart. The hole allows oxygenated blood to mix with unoxygenated blood and recirculate. Left untreated by corrective surgery, this can cause the heart to work so hard it fails, along with a host of other problems including pulmonary hypertension.

Ventricular Septal Defect Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

spironolactone Spironolactone

Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting...learn more »

digoxin (oral) Digoxin (oral)

Digoxin is derived from the leaves of a digitalis plant and is used to treat heart failure.

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furosemide Furosemide

Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt. This allows the salt to instead be passed in your urine......learn more »