Cardiac Septal Defects: Tests
The is a wall of which separates the left from the right heart. Defects allow to flow from the right side of the heart to the left, reducing the heart’s efficiency.
Tests for Cardiac Septal Defects (Holes in the Heart)
Doctors usually diagnose based on a physical exam and the results from tests and procedures. The exam findings for an () often aren’t obvious. Thus, the diagnosis sometimes isn’t made until later in childhood or even in adulthood.
(VSDs) cause a very distinct . Because of this, a diagnosis usually is made in infancy.
Doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating problems are called . Pediatric cardiologists take care of babies and children who have heart problems. surgeons repair heart defects using surgery.
During a physical exam, your child’s doctor will listen to your child’s and with a . The doctor also will look for signs of a heart defect, such as a or signs of …