She underwent two total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
(TAPVD) repair and redo repair operations in the Philippines before she turned eight months.
* Open Heart Surgery for ASD, VSD, Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) and Complete Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage
, Creation of Fontan Circulation and Arterial / Artrial Switch Operation.
At Birmingham, staff were still drawing a blank and it was only on the hunch of one of the consultants that he was eventually tested for TAPVD - total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
- an extremely rare condition where veins take blood to the wrong side of the heart.
"It was only because of the hole in her heart that some oxygenated blood was getting around her body." Isla, now three, suffers from total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
- where all four pulmonary veins are connected to the wrong heart chambers.
Pulmonary veins were evaluated by Doppler ultrasound examination and identification of a vein on right and left side behind the left atrium was considered sufficient for exclusion of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage