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Sister with VSD born 1963. Treatment options back then?

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My sister was born with a ventricular septal defect in the early 1960s in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul).   I am trying to learn what type of options she would have had at the time, and as a child.  She never had heart surgery, and died at the age of 40.  I am trying to learn if she could have gotten help at some point, and what that would have been.  She mentioned she might have been a candidate for a heart & lung transplant as an adult, but never had serious enough symptoms (so she said) to warrant getting a transplant.  I do not have her medical records; I'm just starting to research what type of treatments options there would have been for a child back in the 1960s and '70s in Minnesota, as I'm curious.  Thank you for any help or info you can share with me, document or books to read, etc.  Thank you again. 

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