total anomalous pulmonary venous connection


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total anomalous pulmonary venous connection

condition of left-to-right shunt in which all venous return from the lung is to the right side of the heart.
See also: figure-of-8 abnormality.
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Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection is a rare and serious heart condition.
She was diagnosed with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, (TAPVC), which means the veins that bring blood from the lungs back to the heart are connected to the wrong side of the heart.
She was diagnosed with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), which means the veins that bring blood from the lungs back to the heart are connected to the wrong side of the heart.
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare congenital anomaly, corresponding to approximately 2% of all congenital heart defects (1).
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection accounts for only 1%-2% (1) of all congenital cardiac anomalies.

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