Join Team CHCNV for the 14th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child on February 25th at the Fashion Show!
Save yourself a step! If you already have a prescription & need a refill, just go to My CHC to request a refill on-line.
We will do our best to respond to your request within 24 hours. If you need a first-time prescription for the medication, please call our office at 732-1290, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Children with a diagnosed heart problem have a greater risk in developing bacterial endocarditis. Bacterial endocarditis is an infection that is caused when bacteria enters the bloodstream and reaches the heart. Due to this your pediatric cardiologist may recommend standard bacterial endocarditis (SBE) precautions. This involves SBE antibiotic prophylaxis when your child undergoes procedures such as:
- any dental procedures that may cause the mouth or gums to bleed
- certain surgeries
- removal of tonsils
- removal and adenoids
- any other procedure that is of concern to your physician
Most patients who have heart defects need SBE precautions. If you are unsure, please notify our office immediately at 702-732-1290 and the physician can tell you. Always make sure to inform any other physician or dentist that your child has been diagnosed with a heart problem.