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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?

Inclusion Criteria: - Veterans - Between the ages of 18 and 89 Exclusion Criteria: - Current illness/infection - Pregnant

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension

Study Interventions

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.

Study Arms

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.


Study Status


Start Date: November 2010

Completed Date: July 2015


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Change in blood pressure from supine to standing.

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Jill M Wecht, EdD

Lead Sponsor: James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center


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