Any of the following should be reported to your child's health care provider:
An immediate visit to the nearest hospital emergency department is warranted if you notice any of the following in your infant:
Regular office visits and echocardiograms are required to continually reassess the ventricular septal defect.
The child's weight and length/height will be checked often. Feeding and activity levels should be assessed routinely.
Routine antibiotic use is warranted for dental surgery and any invasive procedure.
A woman can do nothing during pregnancy to prevent her baby from developing a ventricular septal defect.
During the growth of a child, the defect may become smaller and close on its own.
Several other conditions may result from ventricular septal defects.
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