Ventricular septal defect

Carl Lewis Backer*

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If a single operation ‘defines’ congenital heart surgery, it is probably closure of a ventricular septal defect (VSD). This procedure is not only one of the most common congenital heart operations performed, but it is an integral part of many other complex procedures (e.g. tetralogy of Fallot, truncus arteriosus, Rastelli procedure). Hence, understanding the anatomy and pathophysiology of VSDs along with the techniques of VSD closure is an integral and essential part of any congenital heart surgeon’s repertoire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Cardiac Surgery, Fifth Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781444114171
ISBN (Print)9780340759745
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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