Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC)

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC)

What Is It?

A defect in the veins leading from the lungs to the heart. In TAPVC, the blood does not take the normal route from the lungs to the heart and out to the body. Instead, the veins from the lungs attach to the heart in abnormal positions and this problem means that oxygenated blood enters or leaks into the wrong chamber.