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tiny muscular vsd

my son is now 17 yrs old plays basket ball etc. he s studying A level otherwise he s healthy do he need any surgery or device for correction of vsd .echo report of march 2009 is tiny mid muscular vsd with tiny left to rt jet . left ventricular function normal  e.f. 79 % . no ASD OR PDA .  arch normal .should i go for any thing or leave him as it is . ? please help me thank you
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A tiny mid muscular VSD should not cause him any difficulties, if that is the only cardiac abnormality. He should also either have an electrocardiogram (ECG) that shows no abnormality to suggest pulmonary hypertension, or the assessment of a cardiologist to confirm that is not present.  With normal lung artery pressure, life expectancy should not be affected by a tiny VSD.
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