1 doctor weighed in:

Whats a heart defect called supracardiactotal anomalous pulmonary venous return?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Thompson
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Abnormal lung veins

The pulmonary veins are the vessels that normally bring blood with oxygen back to the heart from the lungs.
Supracardiac tapvr is when these veins drain to the innominate vein which eventually brings that blood back to the right side of the heart rather than the left. This requires surgical repair. Babies born with this usually have much lower than normal oxygen levels and appear blue.

In brief: Abnormal lung veins

The pulmonary veins are the vessels that normally bring blood with oxygen back to the heart from the lungs.
Supracardiac tapvr is when these veins drain to the innominate vein which eventually brings that blood back to the right side of the heart rather than the left. This requires surgical repair. Babies born with this usually have much lower than normal oxygen levels and appear blue.
Dr. James Thompson
Dr. James Thompson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
24 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors