whether heart tests are required for children taking ADHD drugs

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.

There's lots of confusion about whether heart tests are required for children taking ADHD drugs.

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