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8 days old male baby with cardiac problem
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8 days old male baby with cardiac problem

Dear Doctor,

The report of the baby says "Situs solitus samll muscular vsd with l>r shunt?small secundum asd with l.r shunt[pfo] no evidence of pda, coa, normal valves, good lv/rv function

Sex: Male
As of now baby is suffering from Jaundice and some infection.

I am not from science background which limits me to explain things in detail. Please advice us on the course of treatment, when it should be done.

Thank you
Tags: VSD, ventricular septal defefct, ASD, atrial septal defefct
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Dear Littleboys,

Without seeing the baby, I do not have any way of knowing about how to figure out if the jaundice has anything to do with the heart or anything else.  I can say that a small ventricular septal defect (VSD) and a small atrial septal defect (ASD) usually do not cause problems from a heart standpoint, but should be observed by your local pediatric cardiologist.  There is probably a good chance that these will close on their own, but again they need to be observed.
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