Ventricular septal defect

Constantine Mavroudis, Carl L. Backer, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Robert H. Anderson

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11 Scopus citations


This chapter covers ventricular septal defect (VSD), beginning with its definition, prevalence, historical perspectives, embryology and pathologic anatomy. New concepts of nomenclature, pathophysiology, natural history, and diagnosis are discussed. Finally, medical management is discussed in detail. Patient selection, surgical considerations (such as right atrial approach, transpulmonary arterial approach, transaortic approach, right and left ventricular approaches), and avoidance of conduction injury are covered. Surgical management of VSD with associated lesions is also covered. Complications and results conclude the chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cardiac Surgery
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781118320754
ISBN (Print)9781405196529
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Coarctation
  • Left ventricular approach
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Right atrial approach
  • Right ventricular approach
  • Transaortic approach
  • Transpulmonary arterial approach
  • Ventricular septal defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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