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VSD Ventricular Septal Defect Repair

VSD Ventricular Septal Defect Repair



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Published by Redmond P. Burke MD
A guide for parents of children with
VSD or Ventricular Septal Defect
A guide for parents of children with
VSD or Ventricular Septal Defect

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Published by: Redmond P. Burke MD on Sep 07, 2008
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Ventricular Septal Defect Repair:Ventricular Septal Defect Repair:What a parent should know aboutWhat a parent should know aboutdevice closuredevice closure
Redmond P. BurkeThe Congenital Heart InstituteMiami Children’s Hospital andArnold Palmer Hospital
How does my team decide on our How does my team decide on our approach to each patient?approach to each patient?
Patients with VSD’s arePatients with VSD’s areusually diagnosed byusually diagnosed by pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists andreferred to our surgeons or referred to our surgeons or interventional cardiologistsinterventional cardiologistsfor treatment.for treatment.
For the past several years, atFor the past several years, atweekly programweekly programconferences, we haveconferences, we havediscussed every patientdiscussed every patient presented for VSD closure. presented for VSD closure.
Our approach is to treatOur approach is to treateach patient with the mosteach patient with the mosteffective, and leasteffective, and leasttraumatic approachtraumatic approachavailable.available.
Like you, we strive to makeLike you, we strive to makeEvidence Based DecisionsEvidence Based Decisions
 “ “The Literature” is a nice guide, butThe Literature” is a nice guide, butwe use our own results for clinicalwe use our own results for clinicaldecision making whenever possible,decision making whenever possible,finding them to be more relevant.finding them to be more relevant.
Our outcomes are reported on ourOur outcomes are reported on ourwebsite atwebsite atwww.pediatricheartsurgery.comwww.pediatricheartsurgery.com

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