Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Vol.26 No.2 2010 (140-143)
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chiba Children’s Hospital, Chiba, Japan
The role of the pediatric cardiologist in the surgical management of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) is to help the patient and the family understand the natural history and results of modern-day surgical management, and to provide the surgeon with accurate information about the surgical anatomy of the VSD and possible associated anomalies. The natural history and results of modern-day surgical management of VSDs, and important information that the surgeon needs for the operation are reviewed here.