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Effects of Ventricular Septal Defect on Childrens Growth Pattern in Slemani Pediatric Teaching Hospital | Abstract
Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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ISSN: 2161-0665

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Abstract

Effects of Ventricular Septal Defect on Childrens Growth Pattern in Slemani Pediatric Teaching Hospital

Aso Faeq Salih

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is the most common cardiac malformation accounting for 25% of congenital heart disease. The size of the left to right shunt is determined by; physical size of the VSD and level of pulmonary vascular resistance. Big VSD can lead to heart failure, which will increase the tissue hypoxia and the possibility of chest infections and growth failure.