American Heart Assoc statement is raising a furor because it implies that ALL children on ADHD drugs need an ECG

Addendum May 2008

On May 28, 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a statement on cardiovascular monitoring in children and adolescents taking ADHD medications. The AAP does not recommend screening ECGs unless the patient's history, family history, or the physical examination raises concerns.

A recent American Heart Assoc statement is raising a furor because it implies that ALL children on ADHD drugs need an ECG.

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