In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will talk on surgical intervention of ventricular septal defect (VSD). He will discuss that VVSD is little different from ASD. If the VSD is large, which is defined by clinical symptoms and echocardiography, then all VSDs should be closed before six months of age. Dr. Radha Krishnan will also discuss as to why the closure in done immediately. The closure is done to repair the irreversible pulmonary hypertension. If it is a moderate size ventricular defect then one can wait up to 1-2 years of age and the baby is growing well. If the defect doesn’t close by itself then closure of the VSD is advised. He will further talk on the follow-ups regarding VSD.
Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has over 3 decades of rich professional experience in his field. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan pioneered Interventional Cardiology and was instrumental in carrying out Balloon dilation of the Atrial Septum and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty for the first time in the world at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has treated several patients suffering from heart diseases in India and gives every patient the best of medical care. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has published several papers in India and abroad and is a member of prestigious medical associations.