Atrioventricular Canal Defect | Testing and Diagnosis

How is atrioventricular canal defect diagnosed?

If your newborn has any symptoms that suggest a congenital heart defect, your pediatrician will refer you to a pediatric cardiologist. The cardiologist will perform a physical examination and listen for a heart murmur. The location in the chest where the murmur is heard, as well as the sound and character of the murmur itself, will give the cardiologist an initial idea of what kind of heart problem your baby may have.

What tests are used to diagnosis atrioventricular canal defect?

Some of the following medical tests will be used to diagnose AV canal and its associated defects: