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Ventricular septal defect

Ventricular septal defect: Introduction

Ventricular septal defect: An abnormal connection between the 2 lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ventricular septal defect is available below.

Symptoms of Ventricular septal defect

Treatments for Ventricular septal defect

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Ventricular septal defect: Deaths

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Ventricular septal defect: Complications

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Causes of Ventricular septal defect

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Ventricular septal defect: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Ventricular septal defect

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Ventricular septal defect: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Ventricular septal defect

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Definitions of Ventricular septal defect:

Congenital defects in the septum between the cardiac ventricles, most often due to failure of the bulbar septum to completely close the interventricular foramen. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ventricular septal defect is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ventricular septal defect, or a subtype of Ventricular septal defect, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Ventricular septal defect as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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