whether cardiac testing is 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 cardiac testing is required for children taking ADHD drugs.

Get concise advice on drug therapy, plus unlimited access to CE

Pharmacist's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 300+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote