How is ventricular septal defect (VSD) diagnosed?

Your child will see a pediatric cardiologist (heart doctor). During that visit, they will have the following tests:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG). An EKG helps doctors learn more about your child’s heart rate and rhythm.
  • Echocardiogram (echo). An echo is an ultrasound of the heart. It lets the doctors know how the heart is working.

The care team will go over the test results with you on the same day.

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Rev. 6/2018