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Ventricular Septal Defect

Ventricular Septal Defect - How to prevent?

Ventricular Septal Defect - Causes and Risk Factors

Ventricular Septal Defect - Preparing for surgery

Ventricular Septal Defect - Post-surgery care

Most patients do not need to restrict their activity. Your doctor will determine if you are required to restrict your activity.

Prevention of endocarditis (infection of heart valves)
Antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental is not needed for patients with unrepaired VSD especially if there are no associated heart defects or complications. However, daily dental hygiene and 6 monthly dental reviews are important for prevention of endocarditis.

After closure of VSD, antibiotic prophylaxis is needed for at least 6 - 12 months depending on whether the defect has completely closed.

Family planning and pregnancy 
Please discuss with your cardiologist regarding birth control methods, pregnancy and prior to starting a family.

Ventricular Septal Defect - Other Information

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