Stimulants linked to increased heart risk in children with ADHD

06/29/2014 | DailyRx.com

The use of stimulant drugs among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was associated with a more than twofold increased risk of having heart problems, Danish researchers found. Children who were switched from high doses of stimulants for ADHD to lower doses were 2.2 times more likely to experience a cardiovascular event than those receiving only lower doses, according to the study in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

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