Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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VSD Evaluation

The evaluation of a ventricular septal defect begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with a ventricular septal defect may include:

Tests are required to make the diagnosis of a ventricular septal defect.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a ventricular septal defect include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed VSD References
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