Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection and severe pulmonic stenosis in a 52-year-old man.
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare cardiac congenital abnormality which usually results in death in infancy or early childhood. We describe a 52-year-old man with TAPVC and severe calcific pulmonic stenosis. Both diagnoses were suspected clinically and from the chest X-ray. Cardiac catheterization was confirmatory, and the patient underwent surgery. His initial postoperative course has been unremarkable. The hemodynamic factors relevant to long survival and relative freedom from symptoms in TAPVC are considered based on findings in this patient.
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