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 accounts for only 1%-2% (1) of all congenital cardiac anomalies.
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection is one of the most important differential diagnoses in infants presenting with respiratory distress and cyanosis during the newborn period.
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.

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