Surgical repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection.

  title={Surgical repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection.},
  author={Kirk R. Kanter},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual},
  • Kirk R. Kanter
  • Published 2006 in
    Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery…
The diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is made when all four pulmonary veins drain anomalously to the right atrium or to a tributary of the systemic veins. It constitutes between 1% and 1.5% of all children with congenital heart disease and can be categorized by the site of drainage into the systemic circulation (supracardiac, 45%; infracardiac, 25%; cardiac, 25%; mixed, 5%). The clinical presentation is different if the pulmonary venous drainage is unobstructed… CONTINUE READING