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Spontaneous closure of small ventricular septal defects: ten-year follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  440808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The natural history of small ventricular septal defect (VSD) was studied in 50 infants for up to 10.5 years. The VSD closed spontaneously in 34 patients. Life-table analysis of the data showed that by 10 years of age, 75% of small VSD will close spontaneously; the figure is higher for defects in the muscular septum (83%).
Authors:
B S Alpert; D H Cook; P J Varghese; R D Rowe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1979 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-28     Completed Date:  1979-07-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / diagnosis,  therapy*
Humans
Infant
Remission, Spontaneous

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