Research shows that prescription stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) raise blood pressure and resting heart rate, but the long-term cardiovascular risks of using them is unclear.
TCTMD talked to Dr. James O'Keefe, a preventative cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, about his recent review paper on the need for clarification on the potential dangers of stimulant use in children and adults.
"It's a public health message that I think is overdue," said Dr. O'Keefe. "We need to track this closely and we need to be really careful about doses, about who's getting it, about how long they're taking it."
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