Ventricular septal defects

There are several types of ventricular septal defects (VSDs), which are defects in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). The types of VSDs include:

The size and location of the VSD can affect the severity of the condition and the appropriate treatment. Some VSDs may close on their own over time, while others may require surgery.


Ventricular septal defect (muscular)

Restrictive muscular ventricular septal defect close to the Apex of the left ventricle. Left to right.

Peak systolic gradient is 20-23 mmHg (left to right), indicating that the sPAP is about 20 mmHg less than the systolic systemic blood pressure.

Subcostal views re-demonstrating the muscular VSD

Another Case of Muscular VSD

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