Left to Right Shunts: Ventricular Septal Defects
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Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Expiration date: May 9, 2024
Reviewed: May 9, 2021
Defects in the interventricular septum can be large or small and may be congenital or acquired, as in patients after myocardial infarction. The ventricular septum has a superior membranous portion and an inferior muscular component and each may be associated with abnormalities. The defects are among the most common congenital cardiac anomalies in infants and children.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
You Will Learn
- To define the types and frequencies of VSD locations
- To assess the determinants of shunt size in VSD
- To recognize the associations and clinical features of VSD
- To calculate shunt fractions using data derived from patients with VSD.
- To interpret angiographic, hemodynamic, and oximetry data in VSD from the cardiac cath lab