Ventricular Septal Defect Closure


Ventricular Septal Defect Closure Surgery in Hawaii

A Ventricular Septal Defect or sometimes referred to a VSD, is one of the most common congenital cardiac defects in Hawaii and worldwide. However, a Ventricular Septal Defect can also be an acquired complication resulting from having an acute myocardial infarction or heart attack. Surgery is needed to repair the defect.

Ventricular septal defects occur when a hole has developed between the two lower chambers of the heart. Early surgery is considered the gold standard for closure of large defect. However, ventricular septal closure with catheters is now feasible for some selected patients, avoiding the need for open surgical closure. A small umbrella device or double disc is used to close these holes within the heart.

If you are a Hawaii resident who suffers from ventricular septal defects please contact our Hawaii office to schedule an appointment.