Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension | Orthostatic Hypotension Among Veterans
Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
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.
Who is eligible to participate?
- Between the ages of 18 and 89
- Current illness/infection
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Start Date: November 2010
Completed Date: July 2015
Primary Outcome: Change in blood pressure from supine to standing.
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Jill M Wecht, EdD
Lead Sponsor: James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center