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American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Clarification of Statement on Cardiovascular Evaluation and Monitoring of Children and Adolescents With Heart Disease Receiving Medications for ADHD
Date:5/16/2008

Endorsed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American College of Cardiology, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality

DALLAS, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association released on April 21, 2008 a statement about cardiovascular evaluation and monitoring of children receiving drugs for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a result of language in the news release and the statement as published, there have been conflicting interpretations of the recommendations regarding the use of an electrocardiogram (ECG) in assessing children with ADHD who may need treatment with medications. The purpose of this joint advisory of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) is to clarify the recommendations.

-- The scientific statement included a review of data that show children

with heart conditions have a higher incidence of ADHD.

-- Because certain heart conditions in children may be difficult (even, in

some cases, impossible) to detect, the AAP and AHA feel that it is

prudent to carefully assess children for heart conditions who need to

receive treatment with drugs for ADHD.

-- Obtaining a patient and family health history and doing a physical exam

focused on cardiovascular disease risk factors (Class I recommendations

in the statement) are recommended by the AAP and AHA for assessing

patients before treatment with drugs for ADHD.

-- Acquiring an ECG is a Class IIa recommendation. This means that it is

reasonable for a physician to consider obtaining an ECG as part of the

evaluation of children being considered for stimulant drug therapy, but

this should be at the physician's judgment, and it is not mandatory

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