Navigation Links
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds
Date:1/16/2012

By Jenifer Goodwin
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Some pediatricians continue to do electrocardiograms (EKGs) on children before starting them on medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, new research suggests, even though many experts say the latest evidence shows it isn't really necessary.

Several years ago, reports of sudden death, heart attack and stroke among children and adults taking stimulants to treat ADHD caused alarm among parents and health care providers about the safety of the medications.

The reports prompted Canadian health authorities to briefly pull Adderall from the market in 2005, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now requires that ADHD drugs carry a "black box" label warning about potential heart risks.

Further research suggested that the risk may only be to children who had underlying heart defects, such as some congenital abnormalities and arrhythmias. On Adderall, for example, the warnings now read: "Sudden death has been reported in association with CNS [central nervous system] stimulant treatment at usual doses in children and adolescents with structural cardiac abnormalities or other serious heart problems."

A few years ago, the American Heart Association stated that it would be "reasonable" to give kids EKGs, which look for abnormalities in the heart's electrical activity, before starting them on stimulant medication.

But in 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement saying that routine EKGs prior to starting kids on ADHD medications wasn't necessary.

"A lot of pediatricians started doing EKGs, and then when the AAP said it didn't agree with that, pediatricians scaled back," explained Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York.

And two major recent studies have found no hearts risk associa
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Memo to pediatricians: Allergy tests are no magic bullets for diagnosis
2. Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards
3. Washington pediatricians receive regular requests for alternative child immunization schedules
4. Caroll Spinney, AKA Big Bird to address Nations Pediatricians
5. BMC pediatricians find increase in SNAP benefits associated with healthier children
6. Pediatricians in Appalachia less likely to recommend HPV vaccine
7. Many Pediatricians Arent Testing Tots for Developmental Delays
8. Pediatricians Group Raps Energy and Sports Drinks for Kids
9. Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals
10. UT Southwestern pediatricians launch landmark childrens health study
11. Pediatricians Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Psychogenic Non-epileptic ... is a psychological disorder that can have devastating effects ... much like epileptic seizures however, they are not produced ... emotional triggers. It is estimated that the numbers ... affected by multiple sclerosis. , Dr. Lorna ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... The FDA has recently proposed ... adopted, the proposed changes would include more current nutrition ... on the label, and a new design. This change ... off the label. NutriGold fully supports the new changes ... choices. “After 20 years, it's time for a change,” ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Stuart ... Mesa, Arizona, prescribes sublingual immunotherapy to help his ... tree nut allergies. Dr. Agren said that it has ... foods and, in many cases, restored peace of mind. ... lead to a host of symptoms, including rashes, digestive ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... August 31, 2014 In the wake ... states have proposed legislation to require mandatory labeling of ... make informed purchasing decisions that affect their own health ... leader advocating for stringent measures to eliminate GMOs from ... “Information, Communication, Engagement” (I.C.E.) initiative with the objective of ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... Ticket Down is a dependable ... Sporting Goods Park in suburban Denver. The Mexican ... against other international teams on USA soil. ... new soccer coach aboard, Miguel Herrera, and he has had ... the World Cup in Brazil, the Mexican team played quite ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) Offers First Conference on Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) on September 20, 2014 in New Jersey 2Health News:NutriGold Supports the FDA's Call for an Updated Nutrition Facts Label 2Health News:NutriGold Supports the FDA's Call for an Updated Nutrition Facts Label 3Health News:NutriGold Supports the FDA's Call for an Updated Nutrition Facts Label 4Health News:Family Allergy Clinic Announces Q4 2014 Release of Oral Drops for Tree Nut Allergies 2Health News:Family Allergy Clinic Announces Q4 2014 Release of Oral Drops for Tree Nut Allergies 3Health News:NutriGold Announces its I.C.E. Initiative to Educate Consumers about GMOs in Dietary Supplements 2Health News:NutriGold Announces its I.C.E. Initiative to Educate Consumers about GMOs in Dietary Supplements 3Health News:Mexico vs. Bolivia Tickets at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City (Denver), CO: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Mexico vs. Bolivia Exhibition Game 2Health News:Mexico vs. Bolivia Tickets at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City (Denver), CO: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Mexico vs. Bolivia Exhibition Game 3
... Fire evacuation from the comfort of,your home to the ... a,stadium is difficult for anyone. But it,s harder on seniors, ... Senior Beth Price was overcome with confusion when a ... 2:00 am on Tuesday morning. "We,didn,t get much notice, I ...
... 25 eResearchTechnology,Inc. (eRT), (Nasdaq: ERES - News), ... interpretation services,announced today that it will release its ... 30, 2007 on Thursday, November 1, 2007 after ... host a conference call,at 5:00 PM ET later ...
... $0.70; Sales Up 25%; Net Earnings up 28% to ... Operating Cash Flow of $91 Million, SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 25 ... third quarter ended September 30,2007 that again exceeded performance in any ... compared to $0.56 in,the third quarter of 2006. Net earnings were ...
... Md., Oct. 25 The U.S. Department,of Health ... Quality,today released Adapting Community Call Centers for Crisis ... a new report that recommends expanding,the capabilities of ... and health agency hotlines to assist persons at ...
... FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 25 A Video on YouTube ... early 2008 to benefit AIDS,Babies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLRYQk4rcWY ... releasing ancient,information and Truths through this YouTube video and ... group of spiritual adepts comprised of,Knights Templar, Cistercian monks ...
... 2007 Southern California,wildfires have disrupted the lives of ... impact on a person emotionally and physically,including feelings ... to evacuate immediately, leaving behind their homes, pets ... be the same. Aside to,evacuees being affected, family ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:St. Paul's Senior Homes & Services Welcomes Some of San Diego's Neediest Displaced Seniors 2Health News:St. Paul's Senior Homes & Services Welcomes Some of San Diego's Neediest Displaced Seniors 3Health News:eResearchTechnology, Inc. to Announce 2007 Third Quarter Results on November 1, 2007 2Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 2Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 3Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 4Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 5Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 6Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 7Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 8Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 9Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 10Health News:AHRQ Report Recommends Use of Existing Call Centers to Expand Communications in Public Health Emergencies 2Health News:California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Offers Tips on How to Cope With a Traumatic Event 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Medina Medical announced today that Mr. ... the Board of Directors on August 18, 2014. Mr. ... commercialization experience, including over a decade of direct experience ... a Partner of the medical device incubator The Foundry, ... Foundry start-ups. Mr. Engelson previously served as the Chief ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Market & Pipeline Insight 2014" report to their ... prevent and eradicate the prevalence of cancer have achieved ... to low specificity, safety and large number of side ... better solution. It has been discovered that peptides can ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Development Trend Forecast of Pharmaceutical Equipment Market in China, ... Research and Development Trend Forecast of Pharmaceutical Equipment Market ... China,s pharmaceutical equipment industry in ... competition landscape, and business performance of domestic major enterprises, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medina Medical Announces Erik T. Engelson Joins as Chief Executive Officer 2Global Peptide Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline Insight 2014 2Research and Development Trend Forecast of Pharmaceutical Equipment Market in China, 2014-2018 2
... As the weather continues to improve, Midwesterners will spend ... also means more time fighting pesky gnats, which plague ... the damp conditions. Many outdoors enthusiasts are already flocking ... of the usual remedies, some have discovered a particularly ...
... 8, 2012   Amendia, Inc., a manufacturer ... and Medline Industries, Inc. announced a new strategic ... surgical device business with Medline,s leading medical and ... near Atlanta complements Medline,s world class facilities which ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The Midwest Prepares to 'Tackle Gnats' with an Unlikely Weapon 2Amendia, Inc. and Medline Industries, Inc. Announce Investment and Strategic Business Alliance 2
Straight, narrowed shafts with extra fine blunted tips. Smooth handle with dull finish....
Delicate curved shafts with light crisscross serrations. Serrated handle with polished finish. Most popular size or model....
Straight tips with fine 1 x 2 teeth. Serrated handle with polished finish. Most popular size or model....
Straight tubular shaft with delicate 1.5 mm oval jaws. Squeeze barrel style handle with tip guard and polished finish....
Medicine Products: