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The risk for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality is increased for individuals with untreated white coat hypertension but not for those with treated white coat effect

Untreated White Coat HTN May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Treated white coat effect not tied to cardiovascular events or all-cause, cardiovascular mortality
Energy drinks prolong the QTc interval and are associated with an increase in blood pressure

Energy Drinks Prolong QTc Interval, Elevate Blood Pressure

Findings seen among young, healthy volunteers randomly assigned to energy drinks or placebo
Suboptimal blood pressure and fasting glucose levels are associated with atrioventricular block

Suboptimal BP, Fasting Glucose Tied to Atrioventricular Block

Two modifiable variables potentially explain more than half of all atrioventricular blocks
Children reclassified to higher blood pressure categories based on 2017 pediatric hypertension definitions are at increased risk for developing adverse cardiometabolic outcomes

Cardiometabolic Risk Better ID’d in Children Reclassified to Higher BP

Likelihood of developing adult HTN, MetS, LVH increased for children reclassified with 2017 guidelines
Normalized blood pressure is associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality for older adults during hypertension treatment

Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality

Blood pressure values less than 140/90 mm Hg tied to increased mortality risk for octogenarians
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new generic version of the high blood pressure/heart failure drug valsartan

FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage

Certain lots of valsartan recalled due to contamination with trace amounts of nitrosamine
Oscillometric devices allow accurate office blood pressure measurement while reducing human errors associated with the auscultatory approach

Oscillometric Devices Offer More Accurate Way to Measure BP

Validated oscillometric devices may provide more accurate BP measurement in office setting
There is seasonal variation in achievement of the guideline targets for hemoglobin A1c

Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season

Achievement rates for all three targets and for HbA1c, BP, LDL-C are lowest in the winter
In sedentary overweight/obese older adults

Morning Exercise Linked to BP Reduction in Sedentary Seniors

Additional reduction seen in average systolic BP with combination of morning exercise and regular breaks
Treating systolic blood pressure to a goal of less than 120 mm Hg rather than 140 mm Hg does not result in a significant reduction in the risk for probable dementia

Intensive BP Treatment Does Not Reduce Dementia Risk

But drop seen in risk for MCI and combined rate of cognitive impairment, probable dementia