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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02123303
: April 25, 2014
Last Update Posted
: September 1, 2015
James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jill M. Wecht, Ed.D., Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 89 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
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.