Left to Right Shunts: Ventricular Septal Defects
Authors: Michael Ragosta III, MD and Andrew Bishop, MD FACC
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Expiration date: May 9, 2024
Defects in the interventricular septum can be large or small and may be congenital or acquired, as in patients after myocardial infarction. The ventricular septum has a superior membranous portion and an inferior muscular component and each may be associated with abnormalities. The defects are among the most common congenital cardiac anomalies in infants and children.
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