Posted by Cheyenne on November 07, 2003 at 18:25:21:
In Reply to: Re: Please help posted by Elizabeth on November 07, 2003 at 18:12:41:
: : My DD has a VSD as big as a dime and her doctor doesn't explain anything and am clueless and he's very quick. what is that?
: A VSD is a ventricular septal defect. The heart is divided into 4 chambers. There are 4 valves, a right and left atrium, right ventricle and left ventricle. The septum divides these. In more simple terms, your daughter has a hole in her heart on the septum of her ventricle, either her right or left ventricle. It is the size of a dime. I would not be concerned, just have regular checkups to check the progress. Usually, a hole the size of a dime will close in about a month or even weeks. If it was a large hole, it would close until she is 2 years old and, if it did not close, surgery would be performed to patch the hole.
: I could almost promise you that it will close. Also, if he does not take the time to speak to you and in terms that you would understand, I would change doctors. Some doctors are jerks.
: Good luck. Keep me posted.
Thanks a bunch. What are the 4 valves called?