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Kids Should Get a Heart Test First

The American Heart Association has recommended that children get their hearts tested before taking ADHD stimulant medications like Ritalin.
"Research has indicated that stimulants like Ritalin can raise the heart rate and blood pressure. While these side effects are unimportant for most children with ADHD, they can be relevant for those with a heart condition, the American Heart Association said."
The test, an electrocardiogram, is relatively inexpensive and simple, and can detect heart rhythm abnormalities that could be aggravated by some ADHD medications. Source: Reuters

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Labels: medications, health, heart_rate

Posted By: Aspen Education Group