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The most commonly used medicines for congenital heart problems are digoxin (Lanoxin) and Lasix. Digoxin is a medicine that makes the heart pump more efficiently and slows the heart rate. Lasix is a medicine that helps the kidneys remove extra fluid from the body. The removal of this fluid increases the heart’s ability to pump effectively.
If your child’s heart problem is caused by rheumatic fever or an infection, other medicines may be prescribed such as antibiotics or aspirin. Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) may be treated with several different medicines such as quinidine, digoxin or amiodarone.
Instructions for giving medicine will be explained carefully to you. If you have questions, please talk with your cardiologist or the nurses working in the Heart Institute.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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