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Congenital heart conditions are among the most common birth defects in the United States, affecting 40,000 newborns each year. They vary widely in severity, from simple problems that can be repaired with minimally invasive procedures, to complex anatomy that must be corrected or improved in stages.
Our pediatric cardiologists have the knowledge and resources to diagnose heart defects at the earliest stages, even before birth. These board certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have highly specialized skills for repairing heart defects, and they bring advanced care to children and adults with every kind of congenital heart disease.
The Riley Heart Center offers nationally recognized experts who work together to give each child the best possible care. As an integral part of a leading pediatric research hospital, Riley at IU Health cardiologists are devoted to finding better solutions for heart defects and acquired heart disease through research and innovation. Riley at IU Health is ranked among the top pediatric cardiovascular programs in the nation by U.S.News & World Report and others. We are also among the top 15 of high-volume heart programs in the nation for effective outcomes. Although we handle many cases, we realize that treatment and diagnosis are first-time experiences for most families. Our cardiologists offer much more than the intricate skills that are necessary to diagnose and fix complex heart problems. Their technical competence is coupled with traits that cannot be taught: genuine interest and compassion for the patients and families they serve.
Riley at IU Health Cardiology brings an extraordinary set of people and resources to diagnosing and treating children and adults with congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease. Our cardiologists offer a wide range of heart expertise, and Riley at IU Health gives you multiple ways to access their care. The Riley Heart Center is Indiana’s leading resource for treatment of congenital heart disease for many reasons, including:
Riley at IU Health Cardiology brings the best minds together from all subspecialties to provide your child or family member with optimal care.
Riley at IU Health is ranked among the top pediatric cardiovascular programs in the nation by U.S.News & World Report and others. We are also among the top 15 of high-volume heart programs in the nation for effective outcomes.
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs & departments.
Specialists at the Riley Heart Center work with primary care physicians to provide advanced care for children and adults with congenital heart disease.
Riley Heart Center cardiologists are active researchers who improve care for congenital heart disease through innovation. At any given time, they are engaged in numerous clinical trials and research to find better treatment options. A team of physicians, researchers and coordinators at the Riley Heart Center collect outcome data for research purposes by pediatric cardiovascular specialists, working with multiple research partners, including the Indiana University School of Medicine. Our physicians also collaborate with researchers at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research on studies related to heart failure in children.
The Riley Heart Center offers formal fellowship training for physicians who want to advance their experience in pediatric cardiology, critical care and cardiac surgery. Visit the Indiana University School of Medicine website for details about our fellowship program.