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Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR): Supracardiac

TAPVR Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return Supracardiac

In a child born with total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR), the pulmonary veins connect to other veins, and ultimately drain their blood into the right atrium. In supracardiac TAPVR, the pulmonary veins drain into the right atrium through the superior vena cava. The superior vena cava is a large vein that normally carries only deoxygenated, or “blue,” blood into the right atrium atrium from the upper half of the body. Learn more about TAPVR »

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