Low cost VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect) Closure surgery with medical tourism in India Definition

Ventricular septal defect describes one or more holes in the wall that separates the right and left ventricles of the heart. Ventricular septal defect is one of the most common congenital (present from birth) heart defects. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) surgery in India provides you the best Ventricular septal defect surgery with all the international facilities, and the guidance of our expert surgeons in the field. Ventricular septal defect surgery in India is a low cost surgery package, as the price is the Prime need of the patients undergoing the surgery.

What are the types of Ventricular Septal Defects?
Ventricular Septal Defect can be divided in to 3 types: *Size of the Ventricular Septal Defect Small Ventricular Septal Defect Moderate (or medium-sized) Ventricular Septal Defect Large Ventricular Septal Defect *Location of the Ventricular Septal Defect Membranous Ventricular Septal Defect is located near the heart valves. Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect is found in the lower part of the septum Inlet Ventricular Septal Defect is located close to where blood enters the heart. Outlet Ventricular Septal Defect are found in the part of the ventricle where the blood leaves the heart. *Presence or absence of a ventricular septal aneurysm

Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Before a baby is born, the right and left ventricles of its heart are not separate. As the fetus grows, a wall forms to separate these two ventricles. If the wall does not completely form, a hole remains. This hole is known as a ventricular septal defect, or a VSD.It is estimated that up to 1% of babies are born with this condition. The baby may have no symptoms, and the hole can eventually close as the wall continues to grow after birth. If the hole is large, then too much blood will be pumped to the lungs, leading to congestive heart failure. These babies are often have symptoms related to heart failure and may need medicine to control the symptoms and surgery to close the hole. The cause of VSD is not yet known. This defect often occurs along with other congenital heart defects. In adults, interventricular septal defects are a rare, but serious complication of heart attacks. This hole is related to the heart attack and does not result from a birth defect.

Symptoms
*Shortness of breath *Fast breathing *Hard breathing *Paleness *Failure to gain weight *Fast heart rate *Pounding heart *Sweating while feeding *Frequent respiratory infections

Who Needs VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect) Closure?
People who suffer from VSD may display symptoms that include: breathing difficulties, an enlarged heart, an irregular heart rhythm, and even heart failure. A cardiologist can confirm the presence or absence of the defect after completing the necessary healthcare tests and diagnoses.

Prevention
Except for the case of heart attack associated VSD, this condition is always present at birth. Drinking alcohol and using the antiseizure medicines depakote and Dilantin during pregnancy have been associated with increased incidence of VSDs. Other than avoiding these two things during pregnancy, there is no known way to prevent a VSD.

Treatment
If the defect is small, no treatment is usually needed. However, the baby should be closely monitored by a health care provider to make sure that the hole eventually closes properly and signs of heart failure do not occur. With congestive heart failure, medications such as digitalis (digoxin) and diuretics may be prescribed. Regardless of the size of the defect, all children with a VSD need to take antibiotics before undergoing dental work and certain other invasive procedures. If symptoms continue despite medication, surgery to close the defect with a Gore-tex patch is needed. Some VSDs can be closed with a special device during a catheterization. Treating a VSD that does not have symptoms is controversial, and should be carefully discussed with your health care provider.

The VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect) Closure Procedure
Ventricular septal defect closure (VSD) involves many health risks that the patient should be informed of before the surgery proceeds. Because this is open heart surgery performed under general anesthesia, certain precautions must be taken to minimize complications, infections, and further damage to the heart. Before the heart is opened for

surgery, the patient is connected to a heart-lung machine. The operation involves the cardiologist cutting into the patient’s pericardial tissue and repairing the hole using a synthetic material. Barring further heart complications after completion of the initial VSD (ventricular septal defect) closure, no further surgery should be required. To compare the cost of ventricular septal defect closure by country, please consult our medical tourism pricing guide.

What type of anesthesia will be used?
Anesthesiologists who specialize in pediatric cardiovascular anesthesia will manage the anesthetic care of the patient throughout the surgery. They collaborate closely with the surgeon and the rest of the OR team to monitor and manage the patient’s care in the operating room. Based on their pre-operative assessment, they will individualize the anesthetic to meet each patient’s physiologic needs. In most cases, a general anesthetic approach is used which results in the patient being completely unconscious and pain-free during the entire surgery as well as shortly afterward...

What happens after the surgery?
The patient will be transferred to the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) by the cardiovascular anesthesiologist and the team of operating room nurses. The CVICU is situated directly adjacent to the cardiovascular operating rooms to maximize patient safety. This makes the transition from the operating room to the CVICU a smooth process. Once the patient arrives in the CVICU, a thorough report of the surgical procedure is given to the Cardiologist and the CVICU nursing team who will be managing care in the CVICU. The surgeon will update the family on the operation once the patient is settled into the CVICU. Family members may usually visit the patient within an hour after arrival to the CVICU... Alternatives to surgery for Ventricular Septal Defect Medications - Diuretics, Digoxin and antibiotics may be used as palliative measures to stabilize people with Ventricular Septal Defect. Septal Occluder - This procedure is similar to Cardiac Catheterization used to implant a Stent in the coronary artery. In this procedure, an umbrella shaped mesh is inserted to occlude or block the Ventricular Septal Defect. This mesh is inserted via a blood vessel in the groin and is threaded through it with the help of a thin tube called catheter.

Medical tourism in India

Medical tourism can be broadly defined as the provision of 'cost effective' private medical care in collaboration with the tourism industry for patients needing surgical and other forms of specialized treatment. The process of healthcare tourism is jointly facilitated by the corporate sector involved in medical and healthcare as well as the tourism industry - both private and public. Medical tourism has become a common form of vacationing, and covers a broad spectrum of medical services. Medical tourism mixes leisure, fun and relaxation together with wellness and healthcare. A combination of many factors has lead to the recent increase in popularity of medical tourism. Exorbitant cost of healthcare and medical facilities in advanced countries, ease and affordability of international travel, favorable currency exchange rates in the global economy, rapidly improving technology and high standards of medical care in the developing countries has all contributed their share to this rapid development of medical tourism. India has originated as one of the most important hubs for medical toursim.Many people from the developed countries come to India for the rejuvenation promised by yoga and Ayurvedic massage however, a nice blend of top-class medical expertise at attractive prices is helping more and more Indian corporate hospitals to lure foreign patients, including patients from developed nations such as the UK and the US, for high end surgeries like Cardiac Bypass Surgery. Not just cost savings or the high standard of medical care facility, but also the waiting time is much lower for any treatment in India than in any other country. Medical help is often an emergency and situations can turn worse if the treatment is delayed. While you might have to wait for several months to get a surgical operation done in the US, in India things can be arranged within a week. For further information on Ventricular septal defect surgery in India at an affordable price package feel free to visit us at www.indiacardiacsurgerysite.com or email us your queries at info@indiacardiacsurgerysite.com or contact us INTERNATIONAL CALLERS at +91 9579119451

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