Better BP and blood glucose control could halve rate of heart block

Older age, male sex and history of MI are also associated with AV block

Treating suboptimal blood pressure and blood glucose levels could potentially halve the incidence of atrioventricular (AV) block, a study has found.


The study, published in JAMA Network Open, is the first of its kind to evaluate the association between common modifiable cardiovascular risk factors and AV block incidence, the researchers say.

Using data from participants enrolled in the Mini-Finland Health Survey from 1978-80, more than 6100 adults (mean age 49 years at baseline) were followed for up to 32 years to examine the demographics, comorbidities, and laboratory and