What is a VSD patch made of?

For patch material, we prefer to use something called pericardium (the tough lining around the heart) or Gore-Tex (the same durable material that rain jackets are made from). Both are time-tested materials which produce no problems for the child as they grow, even years later.

Can VSD reopen after surgery?

Sometimes a VSD closes on its own. Other times, treatment is needed to repair the hole. Depending on the size of the hole, some people need a cardiac catheterization procedure or surgery to close it with a surgical mesh (tightly woven fiber).

What is the surgical management of VSD?

Surgical treatment for ventricular septal defect involves plugging or patching the abnormal opening between the ventricles. If you or your child is having surgery to repair a ventricular defect, consider having surgery performed by surgeons and cardiologists with training and expertise in conducting these procedures.

How long is VSD repair?

The repair will take about 2 hours. The healthcare provider puts a small, flexible tube (catheter) into several blood vessels in the groin. One of the catheters will have a small device inside it. The provider threads the catheter through the blood vessel all the way to the ventricular septum.

How is VSD patched?

The surgeon usually reaches the wall between the septum by looking through one of the valves of the heart. The surgeon closes the hole in the ventricle with a tightly woven patch material. Once the procedure has been completed, the heart-lung machine will be removed.

Can a hole in the heart heal itself?

A hole can vary in size and may close on its own or may require surgery. An atrial septal defect is one type of congenital heart defect.

Can a hole in the heart close on its own?

Holes (also known as persistent connections) in the heart or large heart vessels sometimes close on their own, over time, in babies. However, if a hole does not close, the baby may need to undergo treatment to close it.

How do surgeons repair a hole in the heart?

This type of atrial septal defect repair surgery involves an incision through the chest wall to access the heart directly. The surgeons use patches to close the hole. This open-heart repair surgery is the only way to fix primum, sinus venosus and coronary sinus atrial defects.

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How successful is VSD surgery?

In most cases, the surgery will permanently cure the VSD. No activity restrictions will be needed. After the procedure in the hospital, you can generally expect the following: Your child may spend several hours in a recovery room.