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Orthostatic Hypotension Among Veterans (OH)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jill M. Wecht, Ed.D., Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2014
Last updated: August 31, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is defined as a fall in blood pressure when standing. Several different underlying diseases, conditions, or combinations of medicines may contribute to OH; therefore the cause of the condition varies among individuals. Some studies have shown that OH is associated with an increase in the rate of death, but it is not clear what role OH plays in increased morbidity. By studying what the prevalence of OH is in a generalized veteran population we expect increase clinical awareness of the degree of the problem so that patient care might be improved.

Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Incidence of Orthostatic Hypotension Among Veterans

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Further study details as provided by Jill M. Wecht, Ed.D., Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in blood pressure from supine to standing. [ Time Frame: Eval#1: 10min supine; Eval#2: 10min standing; ]
    Change in blood pressure between Evaluation #1 and Evaluation #2.

Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2015
Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Any able-bodied veteran (able to independently stand for 10 minutes) that presents for a routine clinical visit or a neurological clinic visit at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center and does not have an acute illness or infection is eligible to participate in the study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veterans
  • Between the ages of 18 and 89

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current illness/infection
  • Pregnant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02123303

United States, New York
VA Medical Center, Bronx
Bronx, New York, United States, 10468
Sponsors and Collaborators
James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Jill M Wecht, EdD James J. Peters VAMC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jill M. Wecht, Ed.D., Research Health Science Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT02123303     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WEC-10-038
Study First Received: April 23, 2014
Last Updated: August 31, 2015

Keywords provided by Jill M. Wecht, Ed.D., Department of Veterans Affairs:
Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypotension, Orthostatic
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Orthostatic Intolerance
Primary Dysautonomias
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on September 25, 2017