Medications for Heart Problems: Family Guide to Pediatric Cardiology

When your child has a heart problem, he or she may need medicine to manage it.

At the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we know giving your child drugs can be confusing. That's why we offer medication tips in Our Family Guide to Pediatric Cardiology.

Medications for Children with Heart Problems

  • Medicine Guidelines — see a list of things to keep in mind when giving your child drugs.
  • Antibiotic Guidelines — find out if your child's heart defect requires SBE prophylaxis for certain procedures, such as dental cleaning or surgery.
  • Daily Heart Medicines — learn about the most common drugs for managing congenital heart problems.