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What happen to my child if he cannot undergo surgery for a total anomalous pulmonary venous return?

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Dr. James Thompson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Surgery required

Almost all patietns with tapvr will have a very shortened life expectancy without surgery.
Very rarely, patients can survive for prolonged periods without repair. However, their oxygen levels will often be quite low, and the right side of their heart becomes enlarged. It is highly recommended that this disorder get repaired as soon as possible after diagnosis.

In brief: Surgery required

Almost all patietns with tapvr will have a very shortened life expectancy without surgery.
Very rarely, patients can survive for prolonged periods without repair. However, their oxygen levels will often be quite low, and the right side of their heart becomes enlarged. It is highly recommended that this disorder get repaired as soon as possible after diagnosis.
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