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Amy Grant Recovers From Open Heart Surgery


On Thursday, Amy Grant had open heart surgery to repair a heart defect called PAPVR (partial anomalous pulmonary venous return).

Grant is recovering and doing well, her teamed shared via Facebook.

“Thank you for so many prayers today. Amy is out of surgery and the doctor said it could not have gone better. We would ask for continued prayers over the days, weeks and months to come as she makes a full recovery… xo”

Grant shared via Facebook in February that instead of camping and tours she would undergo surgery to repair a heart condition that she’s had since birth but was recently diagnosed.

“Since February is heart health awareness month, I want to send a shout out to my doctor, John Bright Cage. He suggested I have a check up because of my Dad’s heart history.”

Grant continued, “As always, I am feeling great, but the battery of tests he put me through show that I have had a heart condition since birth. The first good news is that I am completely asymptomatic. The second good news is that it’s fixable, so instead of concerts and camping trips this summer, I am going to take care of my heart.”

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PAPVR is described by the Mayo Clinic as “partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, sometimes called partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection, is a heart defect present at birth (congenital) in which some of the pulmonary veins carrying blood from the lungs to the heart flow into other blood vessels or into the heart’s upper right chamber (right atrium), instead of correctly entering the heart’s upper left chamber (left atrium). This causes some oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to mix with oxygen-poor blood before entering the right atrium.”

Donna Vissman
Donna Vissman
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