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Study Suggests Stimulants Are Safe, Effective for Treating ADHD in Youth With Heart Defects

Youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and congenital heart disease may be able to safely take stimulant medications for their ADHD, so long as proper care and diligence is taken, according to research presented yesterday at the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.A team of researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center compared the health outcomes of 44 youth (aged 6 to 18) with congenital heart defects who were taking stimulants and found no increased risk for death or changes in cardiac vital signs, such as...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 5 October, 2015

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