Ventricular Septal Defect
Health Facts for You
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an opening in the wall between the right and left ventricle. If the defect is not repaired, oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle flows through the opening and mixes with oxygen-poor blood in the right ventricle.
The operation to repair a VSD is performed under general anesthesia, which means the child will be asleep during surgery.
A Tale of a Little Girl and Her Heart
This story begins with 3-year-old Kennedy's sick ailing heart, which was the result of a Ventricular Septal Defect. Like all good bedtime stories, Kennedy's has a happy ending. Aside from a check-up with pediatric cardiology every few years, she should live happily ever after. Meet Kennedy