I have four kids my first son was born healthy. My second child was born with a VSD and it closed up on its own by a year old. My third child (different dad than the first two) was born with a VSD and a ASD and went through heart failure had to have surgery at 2 months old. I am now expecting our fourth child (second together) and just found out that he also has a VSD and they wont know how bad it is until he is born. I just want to know why three of my kids have had it and what exactly how much the risk goes up with each child.
It is not possible to answer your question with any certainty without providing much more information. There certainly may be a genetic or familial component to frequency of ventricular septal defect (VSD) in your children. I suggest you discuss with a physician who can provide the appropriate genetic counselling.
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