Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is sometimes called "a hole in the heart." Children who have a VSD have an opening in the tissue (the septum) between the heart's lower chambers (the ventricles). If the VSD is large, the child's heart may have to pump harder to deliver enough oxygen to the body.
Learn about the medical care Bridget received at the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center prior to her sons’ birth, and about her experience with peripartum cardiomyopathy after giving birth.
Patient outcomes at the Cardiac Center are among the best in the world, placing us in the top tier of pediatric cardiac programs. We're also consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.