Ventricular septal defect

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What is ventricular septal defect?

A ventricular septal defect is a defect in the wall dividing the left and right ventricles of the heart. A loud harsh murmur at the lower left border of the sternum is common.

Common symptoms reported by people with ventricular septal defect

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Treatments taken by people with ventricular septal defect

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Treatment name(s)
Type
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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(Cialis)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with ventricular septal defect, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ventricular septal defect

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Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Perceived effectiveness
for ventricular septal defect (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ventricular septal defect, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ventricular septal defect on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 14
30s 5
40s 5
50s 11
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

53% Female
47% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 33
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from VSD patients who have completed their condition history
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