Cardiology

Ventricular Septal Defect with aortic valve prolapse

  • Some VSDs are sited very close to the aortic valve. Over time the valve may become distorted (referred to usually as Aortic Valve "Prolapse") and start to leak (Incompetence). In such cases the VSD may require surgical repair, even if it is not large enough to pose a threat in other respects.

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