Riley Heart Center

The Riley Heart Center at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is the region's best place to be if you're a child facing a heart problem. The Riley Heart Center includes Cardiovascular Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Research and Cardiac Critical Care departments working together to better the lives of children with heart problems.

The Riley Heart Center at Riley at IU Health is internationally recognized as a leader in the treatment of children with heart disorders and as a center for basic and translational cardiovascular research. The cardiac medical and surgical team is the only group performing pediatric heart transplantation in Indiana and has led many of the advances in the treatment of children with failing hearts. The basic and translational research team is supported by a National Institutes of Health Program Project grant, a major institutional grant studying the cause and treatment of heart failure in children.

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Understanding Heart Screenings for Your Young…

November 18th, 2013 | Soccer. Baseball. Basketball. Gymnastics. If your child plans to participate in an organized sport activity, they’ll need more than just the required gear and equipment; They’ll also need a yearly physical exam. While an annual physical is fairly comprehensive, your physician may recommend additional screening for heart-related… Continue Reading

Cholesterol and Your Child

November 13th, 2013 | As adults, we know we need to watch our cholesterol in order to maintain good health. But did you know that children can have high cholesterol, too? As a parent, you can take steps today to monitor your child’s cholesterol and reduce your child’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. How Do I Know if My Child… Continue Reading

Newborn Heart Screenings: Peace of Mind

November 11th, 2013 | If you’re expecting a baby, you are hoping to leave the hospital with a healthy baby in tow. One way health care providers are helping ensure your baby is healthy and strong enough to go home is through routine newborn heart screenings. As part of Indiana law, all newborns are required to have blood oxygen levels tested before leaving… Continue Reading

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