Spontaneous closure of ventricular septal defects followed up from <3 months of age.

@article{Miyake2004SpontaneousCO,
  title={Spontaneous closure of ventricular septal defects followed up from <3 months of age.},
  author={Toshiharu Miyake and Toshiya Shinohara and Yoshihide Nakamura and Tsuyoshi Fukuda and Hiroshi Tasato and Keiko Toyohara and Yuko Tanihira},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          135-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluates the incidence and timing of spontaneous closure (SC) of ventricular septal defect (VSD) using Doppler color flow mapping. METHODS A total of 225 infants (mean age 30 days) were diagnosed with uncomplicated VSD: 31 (14%) subpulmonary VSD, 159 (70%) perimembranous, and 35 (16%) muscular. The patients were divided into two groups according to the presence or absence of congestive heart failure (CHF). SC was confirmed with color Doppler. RESULTS Surgical closure… CONTINUE READING
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