Orthostatic Hypotension Among Veterans (OH)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jill M. Wecht, Ed.D., Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2014
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2014
History: No changes posted

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 James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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.

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02123303

United States, New York
VA Medical Center, Bronx Recruiting
Bronx, New York, United States, 10468
Contact: Jill Wecht, EdD       jm.wecht@va.gov   
Contact: Michael F LaFountaine, EdD    (718) 584-9000 ext 3121    Michael.lafountaine@va.gov   
Principal Investigator: Jill M. Wecht, EdD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Jill M Wecht, EdD James J. Peters VAMC
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jill M. Wecht, Ed.D., Research Health Science Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02123303     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WEC-10-038
Study First Received: April 23, 2014
Last Updated: April 23, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center:
Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypotension, Orthostatic
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Orthostatic Intolerance
Primary Dysautonomias
Vascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 25, 2015