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Signs & Symptoms Heart & Vascular

Ventricular Septal Defect
Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of a large ventricular septal defect occur from the increased workload on the heart. If the hole in the ventricular wall is large, symptoms may include shortness of breath. The heart also may enlarge and pulmonary hypertension can result.

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