Congenital abnormality in which a hole exists in the wall (septum) separating the left and right ventricles of the heart; the most commonly recognized congenital heart defect of horses.
An abnormal opening or hole in the septum between the two lower chambers or ventricles of the heart. Flow of blood is normally from left to right (left to right shunt), because of the higher pumping pressures produced by the left ventricle. If pulmonary hypertension develops, the shunt may be reversed, with blood flowing from right to left. This will result in oxygen-poor blood being delivered to the systemic side of the circulation, and the patient will appear cyanosed.
The right and left ventricles lie next to each other in the heart. The septum is the membranous wall that separates them. A ventricular septal defect is a hole in the septum.
a common congenital heart defect; an abnormal opening in the septum dividing the ventricles allows blood to pass directly from the left to the right ventricle; large openings may cause congestive heart failure
a hole between the bottom two pumping chambers (the right and left ventricle) of the heart
a hole in the partition, or septum, between the two lower pumping chambers (ventricles) of the heart
a hole in the wall between the right and left
an abnormal opening between the heart's lower pumping chambers
an abnormal opening in the muscular wall separating the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles)
an abnormal opening in the wall (septum) that divides the two lower chambers of the heart (ventricles)
an opening in the ventricular septum, or dividing wall between the two lower chambers of the heart known as the right and left ventricles
This is the most common heart defect present at birth. In this condition, there are one or more holes in the muscular wall that separates the right and left ventricles of the heart. A small defect may close itself during the first year of life. Larger defects will require mediation or surgery. The prognosis is good with treatment.
heart defect where a hole between the two bottom pumping heart chambers (ventricles) allows oxygenated and unoxygenated blood to mix.
A hole in the middle of the heart between the two largest chambers (ventricles.) For more information see the Factsheet on VSD.
a hole in the wall that separates the two lower chambers of the heart (called the ventricles)
(VSD) â€” an abnormal opening in the wall separating the left and right ventricles, allowing crossover of blood.
A congenital heart defect located in the septum resulting in an opening between the left and right ventricles. Permits blood to be shunted between the ventricles
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a defect in the ventricular septum, the wall dividing the left and right ventricles of the heart.