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Pediatric Cardiac

As one of the top five National Centers delivering care for pediatric heart disorders, Riley Hospital for Children has an outstanding reputation for the treatment of congenital heart defects for over the past 40 years. Riley Hospital for Children offers a full range of diagnostics, surgery and follow up care through many interdisciplinary teams.

Care for children with heart problems is one of many specialty areas at Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center. Our cardiology services for children began in 1950 and are well known regionally and nationally. Riley Hospital is the only center in Indiana that offers comprehensive evaluation, medical management and surgery for infants and children with heart disease.

We care for children with congenital heart disease living in Indiana, across the United States, and from around the world.

  • The number of pediatric cardiac surgical cases provided at Riley Hospital for Children averages 650 per year.
  • Over the past decade, the volume of pediatric cardiac surgeries performed have increased by 7% per year.
  • Our pediatric cardiac surgeons practice the most recent advances in muscle sparring surgical techniques that also promote the least amount of scarring possible.

Riley Hospital opened its brand new, state of the art "Riley Heart Center" in November, 2001 providing highly specialized care for patients of all ages with congenital heart defects. All cardiac patients are seen both pre-operatively and postoperatively in this center. The post operative unit is comprised of 10 private patient care rooms and 10 telemetry patient rooms.

Riley Hospital has 32 Intensive Care Unit beds and 48 Newborn Intensive Care Unit beds.

Riley Hospital operating rooms have two dedicated, state of the art cardiovascular surgery suites, capable of multiple procedures per day.

The Cardiology Department at Riley:

  • performs clinical services to approximately 6,000 outpatients per year;
  • performs 375-400 diagnostic cardiac catheterizations
  • performs 4,800 echocardiograms per year.

Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771