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 478 HYPERTENSION focused publications)
- Sheppard JP, Tucker KL, Davison WJ, Stevens R, Aekplakorn W, Bosworth HB, Bove A, Earle K, Godwin M, Green BB, Hebert P, Heneghan C, Hill N, Hobbs FDR, Kantola I, Kerry SM, Leiva A, Magid DJ, Mant J, Margolis KL, McKinstry B, McLaughlin MA, McNamara K, Omboni S, Ogedegbe O, Parati G, Varis J, Verberk WJ, Wakefield BJ, McManus RJ. Self-monitoring of blood pressure in patients with hypertension related multi-morbidity: Systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. American journal of hypertension. 2019 Nov 15.
- Maw AM, Thompson LE, Ho PM, Kennedy KF, Maddox TM, Valle JA, Sandhu A, Masoudi FA, Messerli FH, Daugherty SL. Implications of Guideline Updates for the Management of Apparent Treatment Resistant Hypertension in the United States (A NCDR Research to Practice [R2P] Project). The American journal of cardiology. 2019 Oct 11.
- Raghavan S, Ho YL, Kini V, Rhee MK, Vassy JL, Gagnon DR, Cho K, Wilson PWF, Phillips LS. Association Between Early Hypertension Control and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence in Veterans With Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2019 Oct 1; 42(10):1995-2003.
- Muiruri C, Manavalan P, Jazowski SA, Knettel BA, Vilme H, Zullig LL. Opportunities to Leverage Telehealth Approaches Along the Hypertension Control Cascade in Sub-Saharan Africa. Current Hypertension Reports. 2019 Aug 26; 21(10):75.
- Gillmeyer KR, Lee KM, Shao Q, Miller DR, Maron BA, Klings ES, Rinne ST, Wiener RS. Multisystem Healthcare Use among U.S. Veterans with Pulmonary Hypertension. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2019 Aug 1; 16(8):1072-1074.
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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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