Ventricular Septal Defect ❤️ Cardiac Occluder ❤️ Endovascular VSD Closure
  • RUS
  • UKR
  • ENG
  • KZ
  • ESP
Medical specialties
  • RUS
  • UKR
  • ENG
  • KZ
  • ESP
Medical specialties
  • RUS
  • UKR
  • ENG
  • KZ
  • ESP

Treatment of ventricular septal defect abroad

  • Below you will find a rating of the best clinics and doctors for the treatment of ventricular septal defect abroad with prices.
  • The clinics are selected based on the effectiveness of treatment, the qualifications of doctors, the ratio of price and quality, the level of service, and the equipment producibility.
  • We personally checked these clinics and can recommend them to our patients.
  • We help paying treatment for children under 18 years of age.
More than 2000 patients we have helped

The cost of treating a ventricular septal defect

21 000 $
10 700 $
14 800 $
Help pay for treatment
Experts Medical cooperates with foreign funds that help our patients pay for treatment
You can receive compensation up to 20,000 euros for the treatment of a patient under the age of 18

You don't pay for the services of Experts Medical

as we are representatives of more than 100 foreign clinics


You get treatment without extra fees

You make all payments only at the clinic upon arrival

The best doctors for treatment of ventricular septal defect abroad

Raphael Hirsch
Work experience: over 35 years

Head of the Department of Congenital Heart Defects in Adults, Beilinson hospital (Rabin Medical Center),

Dr. Hirsch is in the list of the best doctors of 2022 by Forbes.


  • Congenital heart defects in adults
  • Echocardiography
  • Diagnostic coronarography (catheterization)
  • Therapeutic coronary angiography of the heart vessels
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Heart valve disease and hemodynamics
  • Education:
  • Hebrew University (1982)
  • Practice in the eld of cardiology, Chaim Sheba Mrdical Center, Tel Hashomer (1986-1991)
  • Specialty – Congenital Heart Diseases – Royal Brompton Hospital, London (1991-1993)


  • Eisenmenger syndrome, pregnancy and congenital heart defects, studies in the eld of cardiac catheterization
  • Member of the Israeli Heart Study Society
  • European Community for the Study of the Heart, Working Group on Congenital Heart Diseases in Adults.
Contact doctor
Ahmet Yavuz Balji
Work experience: over 30 years


  • 1993 Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University
  • 1996 – 2002 Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Specialization

Assoc. Dr. Having received the specialty of a cardiac surgeon in 2002, Ahmet Yavuz Balci worked for 1 year at the Adana Seyhan Private Hospital and the Seyhan University Hospital of Bashkent. In 2003, he was appointed MD. After 16 years of professional experience at Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, he started working at Medistate Kavacık Hospital in early 2019.

Assoc. Dr. Ahmet Yavuz Balci is still continuing his professional studies at Medistate Kavacık Hospital.

2008-2011 Member of the founding team of surgeons of the project of the Ministry of Health on the creation and activation of domestic and international cardiac surgery centers.

Areas of interest:

  • Aortic valve disease
  • Cardiac ischemia
  • Ascending aortic aneurysm
  • Heart valve problems
  • Expansion of the aorta (aneurysm)
  • mitral valve problem
  • Carotid occlusion (carotid stenosis)
  • congenital heart defects
  • Ozaki Surgery
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Closed heart surgery
Contact doctor
Ali Fedakar
Work experience: over 25 years


  • coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Surgery to bypass a beating heart
  • Re-valve surgery (second or third heart surgery)
  • Aortic surgery
  • Surgery for an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta
  • Surgery for aortic dissection
  • All methods of peripheral surgery
  • Heart transplant

In 1998, he completed his residency at the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine, Çukurova University. Participated in adult peripheral vascular surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, aortoiliac occlusion surgery, varicose veins, carotid arteries, lung, emergency chest and heart surgery.

In 2001, he took part in the establishment of the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic of Sureyapash Hospital and contributed to the establishment of the Department of Cardiac Surgery. In addition, Prof. Ali Fedakar established cardiovascular surgery clinics at Giresun State Hospital and Sinop State Hospital and performed the first surgical procedures there.


  • Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • National Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Association of Phlebologists

Author of many scientific articles.

Contact doctor
Ingo Dahnert
Work experience: over 35 years

Prof. Ingo Denert is MD, specialist in cardiology, surgery and paediatrics.

It treats all congenital heart defects in both adult patients and newborns.

He is listed as one of the best doctors in FOCUS magazine.


  • Treatment of all congenital and acquired heart defects in children
  • Catheter interventions
  • Rhythmology
  • echocardiography
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Author of over 300 scientific papers

Membership in professional societies:

  • European Association of Pediatric Cardiology (ASCO)
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (SCAI)
  • German Society for Pediatric Cardiology (DGPK)
  • German Society of Cardiology (DGK)
  • German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG)
  • German Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ)
  • German Society for Ultrasound Medicine (DEGUM)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
Contact doctor
Patient reviews
Send review
Diagnosis: Treatment of ventricular septal defect

My daughter Emmanuella was operated on at the Sant Joan de Deu Clinic, Barcelona.

Emmanuela was already born with a heart defect. First of all, she had a ventricular septal defect, which interfered with proper blood circulation, causing oxygenated blood to return to the lungs instead of going to the organs and tissues. But “thanks to” pulmonic stenosis, the second heart defect she had, the effects of the ventricular septal defect were negligible.

The team of cardiac surgeons from the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at the Sant Joan de Deu Clinic offered a treatment that completely cured my daughter of her illness and allowed her to lead a normal life. Cardiac surgeons repaired the ventricular septal defect and unlocked the valve with a balloon. This procedure, therapeutic cardiac catheterization, required only one day of hospitalization.

Diagnosis: Treatment of ventricular septal defect

We came to the examination with the child. At the Memorial clinic, I hoped to hear an alternative opinion – in Russia, the operation was postponed all the time, each time they gave different reasons. Here they explained everything to me, told me when it is better to close the defect. Therefore, after six months, my daughter and I came to Turkey for an operation after treatment. Thank God everything went well! Cardiac surgeons of the clinic have golden hands!

Diagnosis: Treatment of ventricular septal defect

Our family sincerely thanks Dr. Ustunsoy from Anadolu Hospital for the successful treatment of our son! He was diagnosed with a heart defect at the age of two, and for more than a year we visited all the clinics in our country. When a solution was not found, they began to look for a way out abroad. And we are very glad that Dr. Hashim agreed to help us.

Diagnosis: Treatment of ventricular septal defect

My daughter had surgery to close her ventricular septal defect in May 2022. I am grateful to the doctors of the Anadolu clinic for their care and moral support. The child is now doing well. We regularly visit cardiologists at home.

Send review

Best Clinics for Ventricular Septal Defect Treatment

Additional services
Transfer from / to the airport
Help with visa
Personal assistant
Wi-Fi Internet
Apartments and avia tickets booking
Accommodation of an accompanying person
One-man room
Send request to clinic

we will contact you within 15 minutes

  • Canada (+1)
  • United States (+1)
  • Russia (+7)
  • Kazakhstan (+7)
  • Egypt (+20)
  • South Africa (+27)
  • Greece (+30)
  • Netherlands (+31)
  • Belgium (+32)
  • France (+33)
  • Spain (+34)
  • Hungary (+36)
  • Italy (+39)
  • Romania (+40)
  • Switzerland (+41)
  • Austria (+43)
  • United Kingdom (+44)
  • Denmark (+45)
  • Sweden (+46)
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen (+47)
  • Norway (+47)
  • Poland (+48)
  • Germany (+49)
  • Peru (+51)
  • Mexico (+52)
  • Cuba (+53)
  • Argentina (+54)
  • Brazil (+55)
  • Chile (+56)
  • Colombia (+57)
  • Venezuela (+58)
  • Malaysia (+60)
  • Christmas Island (+61)
  • Cocos Islands (+61)
  • Australia (+61)
  • Indonesia (+62)
  • Philippines (+63)
  • Pitcairn (+64)
  • New Zealand (+64)
  • Singapore (+65)
  • Thailand (+66)
  • Japan (+81)
  • South Korea (+82)
  • Vietnam (+84)
  • China (+86)
  • Turkey (+90)
  • India (+91)
  • Pakistan (+92)
  • Afghanistan (+93)
  • Sri Lanka (+94)
  • Myanmar (+95)
  • Iran (+98)
  • South Sudan (+211)
  • Morocco (+212)
  • Western Sahara (+212)
  • Algeria (+213)
  • Tunisia (+216)
  • Libya (+218)
  • Gambia (+220)
  • Senegal (+221)
  • Mauritania (+222)
  • Mali (+223)
  • Guinea (+224)
  • Ivory Coast (+225)
  • Burkina Faso (+226)
  • Niger (+227)
  • Togo (+228)
  • Benin (+229)
  • Mauritius (+230)
  • Liberia (+231)
  • Sierra Leone (+232)
  • Ghana (+233)
  • Nigeria (+234)
  • Chad (+235)
  • Central African Republic (+236)
  • Cameroon (+237)
  • Cape Verde (+238)
  • Sao Tome and Principe (+239)
  • Equatorial Guinea (+240)
  • Gabon (+241)
  • Republic of the Congo (+242)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (+243)
  • Angola (+244)
  • Guinea-Bissau (+245)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (+246)
  • Seychelles (+248)
  • Sudan (+249)
  • Rwanda (+250)
  • Ethiopia (+251)
  • Somalia (+252)
  • Djibouti (+253)
  • Kenya (+254)
  • Tanzania (+255)
  • Uganda (+256)
  • Burundi (+257)
  • Mozambique (+258)
  • Zambia (+260)
  • Madagascar (+261)
  • Reunion (+262)
  • Mayotte (+262)
  • Zimbabwe (+263)
  • Namibia (+264)
  • Malawi (+265)
  • Lesotho (+266)
  • Botswana (+267)
  • Swaziland (+268)
  • Comoros (+269)
  • Saint Helena (+290)
  • Eritrea (+291)
  • Aruba (+297)
  • Faroe Islands (+298)
  • Greenland (+299)
  • Gibraltar (+350)
  • Portugal (+351)
  • Luxembourg (+352)
  • Ireland (+353)
  • Iceland (+354)
  • Albania (+355)
  • Malta (+356)
  • Cyprus (+357)
  • Finland (+358)
  • Bulgaria (+359)
  • Lithuania (+370)
  • Latvia (+371)
  • Estonia (+372)
  • Moldova (+373)
  • Armenia (+374)
  • Belarus (+375)
  • Andorra (+376)
  • Monaco (+377)
  • San Marino (+378)
  • Vatican (+379)
  • Ukraine (+380)
  • Serbia (+381)
  • Montenegro (+382)
  • Kosovo (+383)
  • Croatia (+385)
  • Slovenia (+386)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (+387)
  • Macedonia (+389)
  • Czech Republic (+420)
  • Slovakia (+421)
  • Liechtenstein (+423)
  • Falkland Islands (+500)
  • Belize (+501)
  • Guatemala (+502)
  • El Salvador (+503)
  • Honduras (+504)
  • Nicaragua (+505)
  • Costa Rica (+506)
  • Panama (+507)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (+508)
  • Haiti (+509)
  • Saint Barthelemy (+590)
  • Saint Martin (+590)
  • Bolivia (+591)
  • Guyana (+592)
  • Ecuador (+593)
  • Paraguay (+595)
  • Suriname (+597)
  • Uruguay (+598)
  • Curacao (+599)
  • Netherlands Antilles (+599)
  • East Timor (+670)
  • Antarctica (+672)
  • Brunei (+673)
  • Nauru (+674)
  • Papua New Guinea (+675)
  • Tonga (+676)
  • Solomon Islands (+677)
  • Vanuatu (+678)
  • Fiji (+679)
  • Palau (+680)
  • Wallis and Futuna (+681)
  • Cook Islands (+682)
  • Niue (+683)
  • Samoa (+685)
  • Kiribati (+686)
  • New Caledonia (+687)
  • Tuvalu (+688)
  • French Polynesia (+689)
  • Tokelau (+690)
  • Micronesia (+691)
  • Marshall Islands (+692)
  • North Korea (+850)
  • Hong Kong (+852)
  • Macau (+853)
  • Cambodia (+855)
  • Laos (+856)
  • Bangladesh (+880)
  • Taiwan (+886)
  • Maldives (+960)
  • Lebanon (+961)
  • Jordan (+962)
  • Syria (+963)
  • Iraq (+964)
  • Kuwait (+965)
  • Saudi Arabia (+966)
  • Yemen (+967)
  • Oman (+968)
  • Palestine (+970)
  • United Arab Emirates (+971)
  • Israel (+972)
  • Bahrain (+973)
  • Qatar (+974)
  • Bhutan (+975)
  • Mongolia (+976)
  • Nepal (+977)
  • Tajikistan (+992)
  • Turkmenistan (+993)
  • Azerbaijan (+994)
  • Georgia (+995)
  • Kyrgyzstan (+996)
  • Uzbekistan (+998)
  • Bahamas (+1242)
  • Barbados (+1246)
  • Anguilla (+1264)
  • Antigua and Barbuda (+1268)
  • British Virgin Islands (+1284)
  • U.S. Virgin Islands (+1340)
  • Cayman Islands (+1345)
  • Bermuda (+1441)
  • Grenada (+1473)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (+1649)
  • Montserrat (+1664)
  • Northern Mariana Islands (+1670)
  • Guam (+1671)
  • American Samoa (+1684)
  • Sint Maarten (+1721)
  • Saint Lucia (+1758)
  • Dominica (+1767)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (+1784)
  • Puerto Rico (+1787, 1-939)
  • Dominican Republic (+1809, 1-829, 1-849)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (+1868)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (+1869)
  • Jamaica (+1876)
  • Guernsey (+441481)
  • Jersey (+441534)
  • Isle of Man (+441624)

Program for the treatment of ventricular septal defect abroad

  • Hospitalization: 9 days
  • Payment assistance from Experts Medical: up to 11 000 USD (PATIENTS UNDER 18)
  • Day 1: Examination (ECG, ultrasound, coronary angiography, angiography, blood tests)
  • Day 2: Surgery
  • Day 5: Discharge from the hospital
  • Day 8: Control examination
  • Day 9: Return home
Ventricular septal defect: diagnosis and treatment abroad

Ventricular septal defectA ventricular septal defect is a congenital heart defect, which is a hole in the organ. Depending on the severity, this defect can be either a small hole in the interatrial septum or its complete absence. As a result, oxygen-enriched blood returns through a hole in the septum of the heart and passes back to the lungs. Due to the fact that such blood no longer needs to be enriched with oxygen, it creates an excessive load on the body. In some cases, a recurrent respiratory tract infection may develop.

The disease is common in children older than three years. A minor ventricular septal defect (VSD) may not cause problems early on. Small holes in the heart close on their own. Infants with moderate or large VSDs may require surgery at an early age to prevent complications.

Foreign cardiologists and pediatricians conduct a thorough diagnosis of children of all ages to determine whether an operation is needed in each case. If intervention on the heart is necessary, then a pediatric cardiac surgeon conducts a consultation and discusses the treatment tactics with the parents.

VSD symptoms: when to see a doctor

Ventricular septal defect, symptoms: shortness of breathSymptoms of serious heart problems present at birth often appear within the first few days, weeks, or months of a baby’s life. Signs of a ventricular septal defect depend on the size of the hole and the presence of other cardiac pathologies.

The most common symptoms of a ventricular septal defect in a child may include:

  • poor appetite;
  • slow or no physical growth (developmental delay);
  • fast breathing or shortness of breath;
  • fast fatiguability;
  • whistling sound when listening to the heart with a stethoscope.

Adult patients may have the following signs of VSD:

  • shortness of breath, especially during physical exertion;
  • systolic heart murmur when auscultated with a stethoscope.

It is necessary to consult a doctor if your child gets tired easily while playing, does not gain weight, chokes when crying, breathes quickly (as if he does not have enough air). For an adult, a reason to turn to a cardiologist is when shortness of breath is observed, an irregular heartbeat is disturbing, and there is often a feeling of weakness.

Depending on the location of the hole, the doctor can make a diagnosis according to the following types of VSD:

  • defect of the secondary septum;
  • sinus venosus defect (located in the upper part);
  • primary septal defect.

Important to know! Sometimes doctors from countries with underdeveloped medicine confuse diagnoses. The fundamental difference between PFO (open foramen ovale) and atrial septal defect is that in VSD there is an organic defect – the absence of more or less of the atrial septum. In PAO, the atrial valve does not close.

Foreign pediatric cardiologists have extensive experience in the treatment of any pathologies of the cardiovascular system. They have access to modern high-precision devices for studying cardiac structures.

Restrictive ventricular septal defect

Smaller ventricular septal defects limit blood flow and pressure in the right side of the heart. Small VSDs cause a relatively small shunt with left-to-right shunting. In this case, the pressure in the pulmonary artery is normal or slightly increased. Heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and Eisenmenger’s syndrome (pulmonary obstructive vascular disease) do not develop.

Ventricular septal defect is the second most common congenital heart anomaly after bicuspid aortic valve. It can develop independently or together with other congenital anomalies: a complete defect of the atrioventricular septum or transposition of the main arteries.

Diagnosis of ventricular septal defect in foreign clinics

Echocardiogram (ECHO) of the heartA healthcare provider may suspect a problem when they hear an unusual sound when listening to a child’s heart with a stethoscope. In this case, he can refer the patient to a pediatric cardiologist. The cardiologist will listen to the child’s heart and lungs. The doctor may then perform tests to confirm the diagnosis. The tests that the patient must pass depend on his age and condition.

In foreign clinics, hardware studies are carried out to make a diagnosis. This allows you to accurately determine which treatment methods are appropriate for the patient.

Chest radiograph

Chest x-ray showing the heart and lungs. In VSD, x-rays may show an enlarged heart. This is because the left ventricle receives more blood than usual. There may also be changes in the lungs due to the extra blood flow.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

This test records the electrical activity of the heart. It also shows an abnormal rhythm (arrhythmia) and determines the tension of the heart muscle. With a qualitative ECG, it is possible to detect ventricular hypertrophy, expansion of the right atrium and the right leg of the His bundle (accumulation of cells of the conduction system of the heart).

Echocardiogram (ECHO)

ECHO uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart and heart valves. This test can show the nature and amount of blood flow through a hole in the septum.

Before going to a foreign hospital for the treatment of a ventricular septal defect, the patient’s parents can have an online consultation with the doctor. A foreign cardiologist will get acquainted with the current results of examinations, which will save money during hospitalization.

Treatment of ventricular septal defect

treatment of ventricular septal defect - surgeryThis heart disease determines the presence of a hole in the interventricular septum (it separates the ventricles that pump blood in the systemic and pulmonary circulation). The defect consists in mixing venous blood from the right side of the heart with oxygenated blood from the left side through a hole in the septum between the ventricles. In the world’s leading clinics, doctors effectively provide medical care to patients of all ages with this pathology.


Surgery for ventricular septal defect

The purpose of the operation is to close the opening of the septum until lung failure occurs. Surgery will help children who have problems with eating and gaining normal weight. The cardiologist will decide when your child should have surgery. This may be based on echocardiography and other findings.

In a classic operation, a heart-lung machine is used. The doctor sutures the defect and puts a special patch. After that, regular monitoring by a cardiologist will be required. Further, the child will need a long rehabilitation. Therefore, foreign cardiac surgeons prefer more gentle and modern methods of operations.

Catheterization: cardiac occluder

A ventricular septal defect can be corrected by cardiac catheterization. This procedure uses a septal occluder (formerly a coil) along with a catheter. The doctor guides the catheter through the blood vessels to the heart. Once the catheter enters the heart, the doctor closes the defect with a septal occluder. This procedure requires a highly skilled cardiac surgeon and should be performed in centers with staff experienced in transcatheter repair. Clinics in Spain, Israel and Turkey have specialized departments of pediatric cardiac surgery.

In specialized foreign centers, cardiac catherization is widely used for congenital heart disease. CHD is understood as a violation of the function and structure of large vessels and the heart in children at the stage of intrauterine development. This leads to congestion and insufficiency of the myocardium of the heart chambers, altered blood flow in the systemic and pulmonary circulation.

Endovascular closure of a ventricular septal defect

endovascular closure of a ventricular septal defectEndovascular surgery is a type of surgery performed on blood vessels through a percutaneous, imaging-guided approach using special instruments. Treatment of a ventricular septal defect abroad is often carried out in this way.

This is the most sparing method of surgical intervention, which does not require long-term rehabilitation and does not carry an increased risk of infection.

Preparation for percutaneous VSD closure begins with an evaluation of the patient to determine if this treatment is appropriate for them. This assessment is most often done with a transthoracic echocardiogram. This determines the size and location of the VSD, followed by cardiac catheterization to evaluate pulmonary hypertension.


Palliative surgery

In this case, only partial treatment of VSD is performed. During such an operation, the lumen of the pulmonary artery is narrowed. From this, blood flow in the lungs decreases, lowering the pressure in the organ to a normal level.

Such an intervention may be recommended for a ventricular septal defect in a newborn weighing less than 3 kg.

How to choose a doctor and clinic for the treatment of ventricular septal defect

doctor_1VSD is an opening between the two chambers of the heart and is a serious anomaly. For effective treatment, it is necessary to choose a qualified pediatric specialist who can restore the work of the heart and prevent the development of comorbidities.

Doctors-coordinators of Experts Medical will help you with the choice of a foreign specialist. Leave a request on the site to get information:

  • the cost of the operation in different departments of cardiac surgery of foreign clinics;
  • conditions for traveling abroad (do I need a visa, what documents to take with me);
  • resume of a foreign doctor.

Experts Medical provides assistance in organizing treatment abroad at all stages. Specialists can book air tickets for you, transfer medical documentation to a foreign hospital, and will be in touch until the patient returns home. The company cooperates only with trusted medical centers.

You can be offered the best clinics in the world where VSD is treated: HM Hospitales in Madrid, Memorial in Istanbul, Kardiolita in Vilnius, Rambam in Haifa or medical centers in other cities and countries.

See reviews on the diagnosis and treatment of ventricular septal defect, the cost of procedures on the Experts Medical website.

Help in treatment payment
We help with paperwork and communication with charitable foundations. Our patients have already received help in the amount of $1,4 mln since 2018.
Payment for treatment only to the clinic
All payment for treatment is done to the clinic after the patient's arrival. There are no overpayments.
Only verified doctors
We apply strict criteria for the selection of foreign doctors so that our patients are treated only by highly qualified doctors
Quick help
We will provide complete treatment arrangement in 3 hours in urgent cases
We are always in touch with patients
Caring support 24/7 at all treatment stages and during recovery.
The information on the page is provided for informational purposes only. It is not a guide to action and should not be considered as medical advice or recommendations for treatment from All decisions about the choice of treatment methods and medical care should be made only by a specialized doctor after examining the patient's medical situation.