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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 02/05/2014

Answer:
by Denton A. Cooley, MD

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