Heart Disease: Ventricular Septal Defect-Symptoms

Ventricular septal defect is one of the most common congenital (present from birth) heart defects. Patients with ventricular septal defects may not have symptoms.
In adults, ventricular septal defects are a rare but serious complication of heart attacks. These holes are related to heart attacks and do not result from a birth defect.
However,the most common symptoms, however, include:

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

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