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2 small vsds.
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2 small vsds.

Hello Doctor,

Could you please give your opinion about this condition?

My son is now 3 months old. Weight growth is normal. His EKG is normal. Echo performed and the report has the following :

Two small adjacent jets across anterior muscular septum with at least 70mm hg gradient. A patent foramen ovale, normal LV size and function.

What is the chance of their closure? What is the impact of pfo on vsds? Is it normal to have a pfo?

Thanks,
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Dear Sak,

Without evaluating your son, I cannot tell you the chance of these VSDs closing.  If, in fact, you say that they are small, then it does not matter whether they close or not.  What matters is how much blood is recirculating from the left side of the heart to the right side of the heart.  If a small amount is going across the holes, and he is eating well without getting out of breath or getting sweaty with feeds, then it is likely not to be a problem for him.  If you find that he has these problems, then his defects may be larger than initially thought, and he may require surgical intervention to close them.
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