Diagnosis Information

If your child is a cardiology patient at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, you may come across many unfamiliar terms. These pages define the following terms you may hear related to your child’s diagnosis. They also provide a general overview of the condition and possible treatment options available.

  • Aortic Stenosis (AS)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrioventricular (A-V) Canal Defect
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
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