Health Advice


March 2009


Should Children Get Heart Evaluations Before Taking Stimulant Medications for ADHD?

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There have been reports that children taking Ritalin and other stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can develop dangerous heart complications. Should a child have a heart evaluation before starting a stimulant?

This is a very actively debated controversy. The American Heart ...

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ADD/ ADHD
heart disease
drugs
children's health
Ritalin
prescription drugs

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