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2006-01-23-10 Ventricular septal defect © Alaattin

Ventricular septal defect

Alaattin Kacar, MD, Özcan Yilmaz, MD, Faruk Dinksahin, MD, Burhan Seker, MD


This is a second trimester fetus with a ventricular septal defect and a systolic-diastolic shunt. The baby was born at 40 weeks and the diagnosis was confirmed by a postnatal echocardiogram. Note that the communication is really only visible with color Doppler, and that, as is commonly observed it is bidirectional during systole.


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