Adhd Medications And Serious Cardiac Situations Or Events
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There have been issues with regard to the risk of having serious and severe cardiovascular events and problems. These events and problems have been said to occur among children and adults who are diagnosed with ADHD who are under and have been using ADHD medications and are using specific drugs as for medication.

The issue has been strongly discussed by health specialists, researchers and all concerned with regard on how the use of stimulants, by patients suffering from inattentive and hyperactive symptoms, be directly related to cardiovascular events in their health condition. Because of the said controversy, the Food and Drug Authority suggested to place warnings on stimulants taken by ADHD children who are under the treatment of stimulants. Also, the American Heart Association strongly recommends electrocardiograms or commonly known as ECG's but because the electrocardiograms screening and observations are still limited depending on the case, it must only be done upon recommendation of the health specialist.

An approximate number of 375,000 Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder patients who are under the process of medication, both stimulants and non stimulants, almost 81 patients per 100,000 patients suffer and experience cardiovascular events like acute myocardial infarction, stroke, other heart related problems and worse can even lead to cardiac death. Though, the risk of having cardiovascular events is almost the same to patients who are not under medication process.

On the other hand, research and studies explain that there is no significant relationship between ADHD patients under medications, especially stimulants, and the probability of experiencing cardiovascular events along their treatment. The statistics reporting that there are about almost 81 patients who suffer from cardiovascular events while having ADHD medication is almost the same exact number to those who do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and are having medication to treat their symptoms.

When there is no strong evidence proving the issue, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that ADHD patients must undergo background check with regard to cardiac symptoms and the issue of cardiovascular events with in their family and close relatives. Minor cardio problems like chest pain, shortness of breath and or syncope must be communicated to the attending health specialists for immediate relief. Physical examinations must also be done to children and adults identified with the disorder. They must have examinations of their blood pressure, cardiac auscultation, and palpitation of femoral pulses. It is also recommended to have a check up with a cardiologist for further assessment.


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