FAQ - Pediatric Cardiology

How do I schedule an appointment?

Your child may require a referral from his or her pediatrician. Please call our offices at 909-558-4207 to make an appointment or if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s cardiac condition.

Does my child need a referral?

A referral may be necessary to access our heart care services. Consult with your child’s pediatrician to issue any referrals your child needs. The referring physician may fax their request to 909-651-1758.

When is pediatric cardiology open for clinic visits and testing?

Normal hours of operation extend from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday – Thursday) and 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Fridays.

What do I need to bring for to my child’s clinic visit?

Please bring copies of your child’s past medical records, listing of medications, your ID, insurance card and copayment.

What if my child and I cannot make it to our appointment?

If you can’t make it to your appointment for any reason, please call 909-558-4207 to reschedule your appointment, 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.

Who do I call if I have a billing question?

Please call the Faculty Business Operations (FPBO) office at 909-558-3111.

Where do I park upon my arrival?

You may park in the lot located in front of the Medical Center.

Where do I check in?

You and your child may check in at the Pediatric International Heart Institute (IHI) front desk of the clinic.

Who are the doctors available for cardiology?

Our physicians rotate to all clinics. We are also an Electronic Medical Record facility which means all patients’ medical charts are electronic. This makes all records accessible at each clinic location.

What is congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart disease is the most common type of major birth defect as well as the most common heart disease in children. It refers to a defect with the heart’s structure that is present at birth, and results in a disruption to the normal blood flow through the heart.

How do I know if my child needs to see a cardiologist?

Your child may be referred to a pediatric cardiologist for an evaluation if he or she exhibits heart murmurs, rapid breathing, heart enlargement, high blood pressure, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, fainting episodes and other symptoms.

How many tests will my child need to take?

Our pediatric cardiologist will assess your child’s condition to determine what tests will need to be performed.

Are there any foods or medications my child should avoid prior to testing?

Before your child’s test, there may be certain medications and foods that he or she should not consume. You may also be asked not to eat for a number of hours prior to testing. Ask your doctor what preparation is required for each test.

How can I prepare my child for a hospital visit or stay?

Talk to your child openly about their fears and concerns. Assure them that you along with the LLUIHI care team, will support and be there for them every step of the way.

Are parents allowed to stay in the hospital?

Parents are allowed to stay with their child in the hospital, however only one parent may spend the night.

Where can I find more information about pediatric cardiology and heart disease?