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Researchers wanted to know what the risk of cardiovascular disease is with the use of ADHD drugs.

Some ADHD medications cause a slight increase in heart rate and blood pressure
levels and was the cause for the concern.

A study from 1986 to 2005 found that  ADHD medication did not increase the risk for CVD; when compared to people who didn't use ADHD medication, those who used them were not associated with increased risk.

During the study there were 1,357 heart attacks, 296 sudden cardiac deaths and 575 strokes.

Participants were adults age 25 to 64 who were on prescription for either:
  1. Amphetamine
  2. Atomoxetine
  3. Methylphenidate
The researchers used computerized records to analyzed data.

Read more on the study.