Most doctors forgo cardiac screening before prescribing ADHD drugs

01/16/2012 | Family Practice News

A study in the journal Pediatrics showed that only 24% of 525 pediatricians believed that cardiac screening should be conducted among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder before prescribing stimulants. Ninety-three percent of the respondents completed a routine history and physical on their patients and 71% collected an in-depth cardiac history, researchers found.

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