About The Package

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a hole in the heart that's present at birth (congenital heart defect)  between the lower heart chambers (right and left ventricles). It allows oxygen-rich blood to move back into the lungs instead of being pumped to the rest of the body.

Hospital

New Delhi

Doctor

Dr. Z S Meharwal

Dr. Z S Meharwal

Executive Director and HOD - Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

CONSULTS AT

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

EXPEREIENCE :
40 years
SURGERIES :
20000

Treatment Starting at BDT 704,629

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

Hospital Stay for 7 days

All investigations related to the procedure/surgery.

Translator .

Only one attendant is allowed in hospital during hospital stay. (No attendant is allowed when patient is in ICU.)

Airport pick & drop.

 


Exclusions

 Anything over and above the package days.

Any special test/investigation.

Stay beyond package.

Valve, if needed will be as per actual.

Local transport.

Accommodation/Hotel stay for 15 days

Food.

Flight Tickets.

 

 

Accomodation

4/5

AKSHAY RESIDENCY

PLOT NO- 418 SECTOR-39 GURUGRAM

BDT 58,719

Exclusive of Taxes

About The Treatment

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is a congenital heart condition characterized by one or more holes in the ventricular septum, the wall that separates the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. VSD is one of the most common congenital cardiac anomalies detected at birth but can also be diagnosed later in life.


Understanding VSD

The ventricular septum plays a crucial role in ensuring that oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle and oxygen-poor blood from the right ventricle do not mix. A defect in this septum allows blood to flow from the left to the right ventricle, which can lead to increased lung pressure and reduced efficiency of the heart's pumping.


Types of VSD

VSDs are categorized based on their location in the ventricular septum:

  • Perimembranous VSD: The most common type, occurring at the upper section of the septum near the tricuspid and aortic valves.
  • Muscular VSD: Found in the lower part of the septum, these can be multiple and might close on their own.
  • Inlet VSD: Occurs near the valves that bring blood into the ventricles.
  • Outlet VSD: Located near the valves that lead out of the ventricles.

Symptoms of VSD

The severity of the symptoms depends on the size of the defect and the amount of blood shunted from left to right. Small VSDs may cause no symptoms and can close spontaneously, while larger defects could lead to:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Poor growth and feeding in infants

Diagnosis of VSD

VSD is commonly diagnosed using echocardiography, which provides detailed images of the heart's structure and function. Other diagnostic tools may include electrocardiograms (ECG), chest X-rays, or cardiac MRI.


Treatment of VSD

Treatment depends on the size of the defect, its location, and the symptoms it causes:

Small VSDs often do not require treatment and may close on their own.

Medium to large VSDs might require surgical intervention to prevent complications like pulmonary hypertension or heart failure. This typically involves patching the hole during open-heart surgery.

Catheter-based procedures are also available for some cases, using a device to close the VSD without the need for open surgery.

Recovery and Management

Post-surgery, children usually recover quickly, with most leading a normal life with no significant restrictions. Ongoing follow-up with a cardiologist is crucial to monitor heart health and detect any potential long-term issues.


Conclusion

VSD, while a serious condition, often has a good prognosis with appropriate management. Advances in diagnostic techniques and treatment options continue to improve outcomes for those affected.

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