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Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) is a congenital heart defect, which means it’s present at birth. It happens when one or more of a baby’s veins are attached to the wrong part of the heart or another blood vessel. Although PAPVR is “partial” and not as critical as total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR), early diagnosis and treatment is critical. If your baby has PAPVR, our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons (specialists in surgical procedures of the chest, including the heart and lungs) are here to answer your questions, ease your concerns and provide the latest treatment options. Our Nemours Children's Cardiac Center teams offer patient families research-backed care, delivered in a family-focused setting.

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World-class heart care requires the compassion to understand your family's journey, and the expertise to heal even the most complex conditions. Our cardiac surgeons treat a vast array of heart defects in infants, children and teens, using the most innovative, up-to-date approaches. Our specialty is the early detection and repair of heart problems. Our heart care specialists have been recognized for their commitment to delivering top-notch, compassionate care to children with congenital heart disease. We work closely with your family to help your child live their life to the fullest.

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