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What surgery would most commonly be done for my daughter's large VSD?

Hello, my daughter was born with a congenital heart defect. Very large VSD (ventricular septal defect) almost 85% missing which is further complicated with a smaller, right ventricle. What would be the most common procedures performed on this kind of congenital heart disease?    

submitted by Liz from Laredo on 2/5/2014

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, Denton A. Cooley, MD  

Denton A. Cooley, MDThe repair depends mostly on the judgment of the operating surgeon.  In some instances, a large patch of fabric or pericardium can provide good function. 

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