Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Closure Surgery in Lagos
The septum, which separates the two lower chambers of the heart, is an opening in the wall called a VSD. Only the left side of a normal heart pumps blood to the body, while the right side pumps blood to the lungs. A significant volume of oxygen-rich (red) blood from the left side of the heart is pumped through the cavity into the right side as the ventricles open abnormally. Because of the pain, this blood is rushed back to the lungs, allowing them to expand. Increased pulmonary hypertension can cause permanent damage to the blood vessel walls over time.
This minimally invasive technique is similar to ASD Closure in that our cardiothoracic surgeon would make incisions in the chest and sew a strip of cloth or pericardium (the usual padding around the exterior of your heart) over the opening to totally seal it. This patch will finally be covered by normal heart tissue, and it will become a permanent part of the heart. Any flaws can be sewn shut without the use of a patch. On certain situations, we also use a new system to close the septal defect.