A ventricular septal defect (caused by blunt chest trauma) that closed spontaneously over a period of 5 years was documented by serial echo-Doppler examinations. The shunt was relatively small and the patient was without symptoms from the time the lesion was discovered until its closure. In the absence of cardiac decompensation or pulmonary hypertension, a conservative approach, including serial echo-Doppler examinations, can be justified.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1992|