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dc.contributor.authorSt Amour, Meagan
dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, Deborah D
dc.contributor.authorCairney, John
dc.contributor.authorWade, Terrance J
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T20:30:48Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T20:30:48Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationSt. Amour, M.D., O’Leary, D.D., Cairney, J. Wade, T.J. What is the effect of ADHD stimulant medication on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure in a Community Sample of Children? Can J Public Health (2018). https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-018-0067-0en_US
dc.identifier.issn1920-7476
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/13636
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: This study examines the effect of ADHD diagnosis and stimulant medication for ADHD treatment on child heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) in a community sample compared to children without ADHD. METHODS: Data came from the HBEAT Study. 2,013 participants from 49 schools from southern Ontario in grades 5-8 were included. Linear regression analyses examined the effects of ADHD medications on systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate adjusting for age, sex, and body mass index (BMI). RESULTS: Compared to non-ADHD children and adjusting for age, sex and BMI, children with ADHD on stimulant medication had a 12.3 bpm higher HR, and 3.0 mmHg higher SBP and DBP (all statistically significant). Children with ADHD on no stimulant medication had no differences in HR and BP compared to those children without a diagnosis of ADHD. CONCLUSION: Stimulant medications used to treat ADHD are associated with elevated HR and higher BP. While it is unknown if children on ADHD medications may be at risk for longer term cardiovascular issues, this study supports the need to examine the long-term consequences of ADHD medication.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian Journal of Public Health;
dc.subjectADD/ADHDen_US
dc.subjectcardiovascularen_US
dc.subjectchildrenen_US
dc.subjectmedicationen_US
dc.subjectstimulantsen_US
dc.subjectblood pressureen_US
dc.titleWhat is the effect of ADHD stimulant medication on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure in a Community Sample of Children?en_US
dc.title.alternativeBP and Heart Rate in Children with ADHDen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.17269/s41997-018-0067-0


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