Many people still have questions about her heart condtion and what it is and what they are going to do. Basically this surgery is a repair surgery. They are going to patch two holes in her heart and open up a narrow artery and trim her heart muscle because it is a little bigger than it should be.
What she has is a Complete AV Canal Defect and Tetralogy of the Fallot. Here is descriptions of both"
Complete AV Canal defect (CAVC)
What is it?
A large hole in center of the heart affecting all four chambers where they would normally be divided. When a heart is properly divided, the oxygen-rich blood from the lungs does not mix with the oxygen-poor blood from the body. A CAVC allows blood to mix and the chambers and valves to not properly route the blood to each station of circulation.
Tetralogy of Fallot
What is it?
A heart defect that features four problems.
- a hole between the lower chambers of the heart
- an obstruction from the heart to the lungs
- The aorta (blood vessel) lies over over the hole in the lower chambers
- The muscle surrounding the lower right chamber becomes overly thickened
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