Ventricular Septal Defect Page
Welcome to the ventricular septal defect page. On this page we provide a definition, sample heart sounds and links to the training lessons available on this site.
What is a Ventricular Septal Defect?
Ventricular septal defect is the presence of one or more holes in the septum, the wall separating the left and right ventricles. It is a relatively common congenital heart defect.
Ventricular septal defect is diagnosed by cardiac auscultation, as discussed below. Additional tests may include heart catheterization, chest x-ray, EKG, echocardiogram and MRI.