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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for several conditions affecting the blood vessels in and around the heart. The most common forms of cardiovascular disease include coronary artery disease and hypertension (high blood pressure). In addition to a direct impact on the heart muscle, CVD can also contribute to stroke, which occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

VA health services research into CVD encompasses many aspects of care including access, delivery, prevention, and quality of life.

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Citations

(5 of more than 304 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 23 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE focused publication briefs)


  • Women Veterans with Premature Cardiovascular Disease Less Likely than Men to Receive Secondary Prevention Therapy
    This study sought to evaluate sex-based differences in antiplatelet use, any statin and high-intensity statin (HIS) therapy, and statin adherence among patients with premature and extremely premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Findings showed that women Veterans with premature (age < 55 years) and extremely premature (age < 40 years) ASCVD were less likely to receive antiplate...
    Date: April 21, 2021
  • Many Veterans Unnecessarily Take Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
    The goal of this study was to investigate the suitability of electronic health records (EHR) to identify patients for deprescribing aspirin based on updated guidelines. Findings showed that many Veterans unnecessarily take low-dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease. Between 2% to 5% of Veterans in this study took low-dose aspirin outside of the guidelines and qualify for the definition of ...
    Date: December 15, 2020
  • VA HIT-Related Outpatient Diagnostic Delays
    This study evaluated the role of health information technology (HIT) in the root cause analyses (RCAs) of outpatient diagnostic delays submitted to the VA National Center for Patient Safety, which leads patient safety initiatives and uses RCAs of adverse events and close calls to promote learning across the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that of the 214 RCAs included in this study, 88 invol...
    Date: June 25, 2020
  • Cardiovascular Benefits of Intensive Glucose Control in Veterans with Type 2 Diabetes Did Not Persist in Long-term Post-Trial Follow-Up
    Long-term follow-up of glucose lowering in patients with type 2 diabetes may help clarify the duration of any potential cardiovascular disease (CVD) benefit. Investigators here report on the full 15-year follow-up of Veterans with type 2 diabetes who were randomly assigned to receive either intensive or standard glucose control as part of the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial. Findings showed that V...
    Date: June 6, 2019
  • Cardiovascular Care and Research for Women Veterans
    This review presents important information on five areas of cardiovascular disease (CVD) care for women Veterans: 1) rapidly changing demographics; 2) prevalence of traditional risk factors; 3) prevalence of less traditional risk factors (i.e., homelessness, military sexual trauma, and mental health disorders); 4) treatment and outcomes of CVD; and 5) the current state and future directions of wom...
    Date: February 19, 2019

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Studies

( 5 of more than 6 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 19-035 Telehealth Treatment of Veterans with Alcohol Misuse at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Blalock, Daniel 2021-05-01
CDA 18-006 Developing a Team-Delivered Intervention for Smoking and Hazardous Drinking for Primary Care Veterans with Cardiovascular Diseases Gass, Julie 2019-07-01
NRI 12-413 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Saban, Karen 2013-07-01
CDA 19-035 Telehealth Treatment of Veterans with Alcohol Misuse at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Blalock, Daniel 2021-05-01
CDA 18-006 Developing a Team-Delivered Intervention for Smoking and Hazardous Drinking for Primary Care Veterans with Cardiovascular Diseases Gass, Julie 2019-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent " Cardiovascular Disease" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
4/5/2021 ESP Evidence Brief: Detection and Treatment of Dental Problems on Chronic Disease Outcomes Veazie, Stephanie  
Parr, Nicholas  
Garrido, Melissa  
2/22/2021 Bariatric Surgery and Cardiovascular Disease: Using electronic health records to emulate a target trial Madenci, Arin  
10/16/2019 A Primary Care PACT to Improve the Health Care of Veterans with Serious Mental Illness: SMI PACT Young, Alex  
7/31/2019 Part 1: Microvascular Angina: Where are We? Part 2: The Primary Prevention of ASCVD: What’s New in the Guidelines? Nguyen, Kim-Lien  
Ziaeian, Boback  
7/30/2019 A Call to Action: Cardiovascular Care in Women Veterans Han, Janet  
Ebrahimi, Ramin  

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