I am Sanjay form India. My son is of 7 years old. During his birth he was diagnosied with a VSD of 4mm. Since his growth was normal (weight gain) and no other problems, our doctor asked to get it monitored every 6 months. Till 1 year there was no improvement. During last consulation, when he was 6y 8 months, there is improvement. VSD size was 5.5x7mm. he has perimembranous defect with high musculer extension anexeriorly PG=55 mg,Dr.sugested me to need surgery
Please let me now, what are the chances of this VSD closure? How much time generally it may take? What if smaller sized VSD left unclosed? Is it harmful if it is left unclosed?
Without seeing your son, I cannot say exactly what needs to be done for him. I can say that the likelihood of this defect spontaneously closing is probably quite low. However, if he is doing well and growing well, he may not need to have it closed. These defects over time can potentially cause a problem with the aortic valve. It does need routine follow-up with an echocardiogram to ensure that the aortic valve is functioning appropriately. But if this remains normal, patients can typically live a normal life with a defect that does not cause any problems. Again, I would not generalize this to your son without my ability to evaluate him, as your statement does not give me all of the information that I need to make a determination.
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