Epidemiology of Hypertensive Emergency
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005240|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2015
|Condition or disease|
|Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Hypertension|
While less frequent than in the era before effective treatment for hypertension, hypertensive emergency remains a relatively common cause of hospital admission in some sub-populations. In 1989, hypertensive emergency accounted for approximately 60 admissions per year to the Medical Service at Presbyterian Hospital, and a somewhat higher proportion of intensive care unit admissions and utilization. The importance of hypertensive emergency may have been underestimated because the International Classification of Diseases discharge codes included only malignant hypertension, a severe form comprising only about half of the admissions for hypertensive emergency. There had been almost no epidemiologic studies of hypertensive emergency since 1969, and very little was known about risk factors.
A matched case-control study design was used. Cases were obtained from admissions to the Medical Service at Presbyterian Hospital. Morbidity and mortality data were obtained by follow-up of the case series.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||210 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Official Title:||Correlates of Nonadherence to Hypertension Treatment in an Inner-City Minority Population|
|Study Start Date :||October 1989|
|Primary Completion Date :||June 1991|
|Study Completion Date :||December 1992|
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|United States, New York|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Principal Investigator:||Steven Shea, MD||Hamilton Southworth Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epide, Dept of Medicine General Medicine|