Not a bad idea...BD
The American Heart Association is recommending that children should be screened for heart problems with an electrocardiogram before getting drugs to treat ADHD, because the meds can increase blood pressure and heart rate. This isn’t a problem for most kids, but the meds - which are stimulants - could make them more vulnerable to sudden cardiac arrest and other heart problems if they already have heart conditions. The AHA also suggests kids already taking one of the pills get an EKG.
Pharmalot » Kids Need An EKG Before Taking ADHD Meds
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Apr 21 2008, 07:10 PM
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