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Orthostatic Hypotension Among Veterans (OH)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02123303
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 1, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Incidence of Orthostatic Hypotension Among Veterans
Study Start Date : November 2010
Primary Completion Date : July 2015
Study Completion Date : July 2015

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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Veterans


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.


Eligibility Criteria

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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.
Criteria

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 (NCT number): NCT02123303


Locations
United States, New York
VA Medical Center, Bronx
Bronx, New York, United States, 10468
Sponsors and Collaborators
James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Investigators
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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02123303     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WEC-10-038
First Posted: April 25, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015

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

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