Ventricular septal defect chest x ray
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D.  and Leida Perez, M.D.
Associate Editor-in-Chief: Keri Shafer, M.D. 
Chest X Ray
Normal heart size and pulmonary vascularity.
Medium-sized defect (or moderate left-to-right shunt):
a) slight cardiomegaly
b) increased pulmonary vascular markings in both the central and the peripheral portions of the lung field.
a) LVH has regressed in adults, apex is tilted upward reflecting RVH.
b) dilated proximal pulmonary vessels, pruned peripheral vessels