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Higher blood pressure is connected to narrowing of retinal arterioles in young children

Blood Pressure, Retinal Vessel Diameters Connected in Children

Children with narrower central retinal arteriolar equivalent have higher systolic BP at follow-up
Younger people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have higher weight and blood pressure than similarly aged people without diabetes

Weight, Blood Pressure Higher in Younger Patients With T2DM

Differentials for weight, BP for those with, without T2DM greater for younger versus older patients
Intensive blood pressure control can lower the risk for atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertension at high risk for cardiovascular disease

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Tied to Lower Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Lowering systolic BP to <120 mm Hg lowers risk by 26 percent
Large thigh circumference is associated with a lower risk for hypertension in overweight and obese individuals

Thigh Circumference Tied to Hypertension Risk

Larger thighs tied to lower risk for hypertension in overweight, obese Chinese population
The use of smartphone-enabled health monitoring devices after myocardial infarction yields similar blood pressure control when compared with regular follow-up visits

Mobile BP Monitoring Does Not Change Outcomes After Myocardial Infarction

Blood pressure and patient satisfaction similar in smartphone device and regular follow-up groups
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that there is currently insufficient evidence to evaluate the balance of benefits and harms of screening children and adolescents for high blood pressure. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement

USPSTF Notes Evidence Lacking for BP Screening in Children

None of the studies reviewed directly assessed health benefits or harms of screening, impact of treatment
Most home blood pressure devices available online are nonvalidated

Most Home BP Devices Available Online Are Not Validated

Only 5.5 percent of the devices stocked by international e-commerce businesses validated

American College of Cardiology, March 28-30

The American College of Cardiology 69th Annual Scientific Session and Expo The annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology was held virtually...
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with uncontrolled blood pressure (BP)

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

Second study shows ambulatory BP patterns not tied to cognitive impairment or frailty in CKD patients
Blood pressure load does not provide additive value in predicting outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease

BP Load No Aid to Prognosis in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease

But high average blood pressure on 24-hour test strongly predicts child's cardiac, kidney disease risk