FAQ - Pediatric Cardiology

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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