ADHD pills linked to heart attack risk in children - CBS 5 - KPHO

ADHD pills linked to heart attack risk in children

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ADHD pills have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack in a small number of children.

Only a small percentage of pediatricians order a heart test before giving their patients drugs to treat attention deficit disorder.

However, most pediatricians did do a complete physical and looked at heart history before giving kids the drugs.

Copyright 2012 KPHO. All rights reserved. CBS News contributed to this report.

 

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