Health and medicine: Ventricular septal defect

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Health and medicine: Ventricular septal defect

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An ventricular septal defect is a hole between the two ventricles of the heart. Normally this hole is present at birth but closes within a few days of life. Failure of this hole to close is called a ventricular septal defect, and usually is asymptomatic (no obvious symptoms are present).

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An ventricular septal defect is a hole between the two ventricles of the heart. Normally this hole is present at birth but closes within a few days of life. Failure of this hole to close is called a ventricular septal defect, and usually is asymptomatic (no obvious symptoms are present).

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The medical world can be a confusing place. Patients, their families, and even students entering health fields might feel overwhelmed by the large vocabularies and complicated explanations. We hope to make understanding the medical world a bit easier. Look around! These videos do not provide medical advice and are for informational purposes only. The videos are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read or seen in any Khan Academy video.

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