Amy Grant on Her ‘Miraculous’ Recovery from Open-Heart Surgery

The Grammy award-winning singer Amy Grant underwent the procedure to fix a previously undiagnosed heart condition she’s had since birth. 

Amy Grant
Amy Grant’s Open-Heart Surgery

Singer-songwriter Amy Grant expressed her gratitude to loved ones for their prayers after undergoing open-heart surgery in early June. The 59-year-old Christian pop artist took to Instagram to thank her fans, friends and family for the outpouring of support, while also sharing photos of her post-surgery scars.

The operation was required to correct a partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR), a congenital heart condition in which one or two of the pulmonary veins returns blood to the right atrium instead of the left atrium.

Grant first announced her diagnosis in February, in honor of Heart Health Awareness Month, via Twitter, where she thanked her doctor for encouraging her to have a heart check-up due to a family history of heart disease. Tests revealed the rare but “fixable” condition.

“Instead of concerts and camping trips this summer, I am going to take care of my heart,” she wrote, before encouraging her followers to do the same.

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