Orthostatic Hypotension Among Veterans (OH)
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 Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||The Incidence of Orthostatic Hypotension Among Veterans|
- Change in blood pressure from supine to standing. [ Time Frame: Eval#1: 10min supine; Eval#2: 10min standing; ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Change in blood pressure between Evaluation #1 and Evaluation #2.
|Study Start Date:||November 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02123303
|United States, New York|
|VA Medical Center, Bronx|
|Bronx, New York, United States, 10468|
|Principal Investigator:||Jill M Wecht, EdD||James J. Peters VAMC|