Methylphenidate Tied to Increased Arrhythmia Risk in Kids with ADHD (FREE)

By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Use of methylphenidate in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with increased risk for arrhythmia — and potentially elevated risk for myocardial infarction — according to a self-controlled case series study in The BMJ. Using a South Korean …
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An almost epidemic number of people are actually suffering from ischemic heart disease (IHD), making this condition the leading cause of death worldwide [1]. According to the projection of the World Health Organization, by 2030, over 10 million deaths (13.4% of global deaths) would be attributable to IHD.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
I first observed the treatment of arrhythmias by catheter ablation in Paris when I did a sabbatical in 1979-1980 under the supervision of Dr. Guy Fontaine. At that time, catheter ablation was performed using high energy DC shock (fulguration) by inserting a catheter localized to the site of ventricular arrhythmias (VA). Fulguration was limited to areas of thick myocardium to avoid perforation. Therefore, only ablation of the AV node, septal accessory pathways and left ventricular tachycardia (VT) could be performed.
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AbstractThis meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the association between Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications and risk of sudden death/arrhythmia, stroke, myocardial infarction as well as all-cause death. We searched PubMed, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure from 1950 to May 2018. All observational studies that the exposure of interest was ADHD medications, the outcome of interest was sudden death/arrhythmia, stroke, myocardial infarction as well as all-cause death, and the study reported relative risks (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were included. Pooled R...
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Findings from a study published in BMJ Open Access shows that some children and adolescents who are receiving methylphenidate for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at increased risk for certain adverse cardiovascular events. "Drugs to treat ADHD have been shown to be efficacious in reducing symptoms of impulsivity and hyperactivity in children,” the study authors wrote, "but concerns have been expressed about possible adverse cardiovascular events with the first-line treatment, methylphenidate."To determine whether an association exists between methylphenidate and adve...
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