Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with adult development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) In a large study of nearly 5.4 million Swedish adults: 38.05% of those with ADHD and 23.57% of those without ADHD had at least one CVD diagnosis. After accounting for education level, birth country, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, dyslipidemia, sleep problems and heavy smoking, those with ADHD were 84% more likely to develop CVD than those without ADHD. After further accounting for psychiatric comorbidities, the likelihood of CVD was 65% higher among those with ADHD.
The risk of three types of CVD . . .