Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a long-term, chronic condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels exceeds a commonly accepted safe range. Hypertension, if left untreated, can lead to severe complications including an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Within VA, research into hypertension can include medication safety, non-pharmacologic interventions, care delivery, and care access for Veterans.
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(5 of more than 469 HYPERTENSION focused publications)
- Blalock DV, Calhoun PS, Crowley MJ, Dedert EA. Telehealth Treatment for Alcohol Misuse: Reviewing Telehealth Approaches to Increase Engagement and Reduce Risk of Alcohol-Related Hypertension. Current Hypertension Reports. 2019 Jun 17; 21(8):59.
- Lewinski A, Bosworth HB. The puzzle of medication nonadherence among individuals with hypertension. Patient education and counseling. 2019 Jun 1; 102(6):1043-1044.
- Lewinski AA, Patel UD, Diamantidis CJ, Oakes M, Baloch K, Crowley MJ, Wilson J, Pendergast J, Biola H, Boulware LE, Bosworth HB. Addressing Diabetes and Poorly Controlled Hypertension: Pragmatic mHealth Self-Management Intervention. Journal of medical Internet research. 2019 Apr 9; 21(4):e12541.
- Mishra SR, Ghimire S, Shrestha N, Shrestha A, Virani SS. Socio-economic inequalities in hypertension burden and cascade of services: nationwide cross-sectional study in Nepal. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2019 Jan 18.
- Kaboli PJ, Howren MB, Ishani A, Carter B, Christensen AJ, Vander Weg MW. Efficacy of Patient Activation Interventions With or Without Financial Incentives to Promote Prescribing of Thiazides and Hypertension Control: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2018 Dec 7; 1(8):e185017.
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(5 of more than 50 HYPERTENSION focused publication briefs)
- Six Readily Available Processes of Care Can Decrease Mortality for Individuals with TIA or Non-Severe Stroke
This study sought to identify specific processes of care that are associated with reduced risk of recurrent stroke or death among patients with TIA or non-severe stroke. Six processes were found to be effective in acute TIA management studies: brain imaging, carotid artery imaging, hypertension medication intensification, high-moderate potency statin, antithrombotics, and anticoagulation for atria...
Date: July 3, 2019
- Underuse of Statins among Veterans with Hypercholesterolemia
This study sought to examine the prevalence and treatment of Veterans with uncontrolled severe hypercholesterolemia who received VA healthcare. Findings showed a marked underuse of statins in Veterans with uncontrolled severe hypercholesterolemia. Within six months of this abnormal lab value, only 52% were being treated with statins, and less than 10% were on high-intensity statin therapy as recom...
Date: September 1, 2018
- Impact of Intensive BP Therapy on Patient-Reported Outcomes
This randomized controlled trial compared two strategies for managing systolic blood pressure (SBP) in older adults with hypertension – an intensive strategy with an SBP target of <120 mmHg versus a standard care strategy targeting <140 mmHg – and whether such intensive therapy affects patient-reported outcomes. Findings showed that intensive therapy resulted in a 14.8 mmHg lower blood pressure co...
Date: August 24, 2017
- PACT Initiative Did Not Reduce Most Disparities in Improved Hypertension or Diabetes Control among VA Patients
This study sought to determine whether PACTs helped mitigate national racial/ethnic disparities in VA clinical outcomes, after adjusting for variable implementation and social determinants of health. Findings showed that improvements in clinical outcomes for hypertension and diabetes control had not been achieved for whites or most racial/ethnic groups four years into VA’s system-wide roll-out of ...
Date: June 1, 2017
- Racial Disparities in HIV Quality of Care that May Extend to Common Comorbid Conditions
To more fully understand patterns of racial disparities in the quality of care for persons with HIV infection, this study examined a national cohort of Veterans in care for HIV in the VA healthcare system during 2013. Findings showed that racial disparities were identified in quality of care specific to HIV infection – and in the care of common comorbid conditions. Blacks were less likely than whi...
Date: September 22, 2016
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( 5 of more than 34 HYPERTENSION focused projects
|| Continuing the Conversation: A Multi-site RCT Using Narrative Communication to Support Hypertension Self-Management among African-American Veterans
|| Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension
|| Assessing Hypertension Care for Aged Veterans: Balancing Risks and Benefits
|| Aligning Transitions of Care for Post-Stroke Patients with Hypertension
|| Randomized Trial of Titrated Disease Management for Patients with Hypertension
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