Amy Grant Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery to Correct Rare Condition

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Amy Grant Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery to Correct Rare Condition

By Allyson Vannatta, Senior Writer

Christian singer Amy Grant underwent a successful heart surgery this week for a rare condition discovered earlier this year.

The condition is called PAPVR, which stands for partial anomalous pulmonary venous return.

According to the Mayo Clinic, PAPVR 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).”

Grant’s rep told PEOPLE, “She had open heart surgery to correct a condition from birth the doctors discovered during a heart checkup called PAPVR. Thankfully the doctor said it could not have gone better. We’re praying for a full and easy recovery over the next days, weeks and months to come.”

The six-time Grammy winner underwent surgery on Wednesday, and her team posted a status on her Facebook page asking fans to pray for her.

“With all that is going on in the world that needs our collective prayer, please also join us in praying for Amy this week as she has heart surgery to correct her PAPVR condition.”

Later that day, the team posted another update, “Amy is out of surgery and the doctor said it could not have gone better.”

Please pray for the continued healing of Grant and that she would come out of this surgery stronger than before.


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