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Hypertension

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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Citations

(5 of more than 463 HYPERTENSION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 49 HYPERTENSION focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • Pay-for-Performance Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control among Black Veterans with Hypertension without Unintended Consequences
    This study sought to evaluate the effect of a pay-for-performance intervention on the quality of hypertension care provided to black Veterans. Findings showed that VA physicians who received performance incentives for meeting guideline-recommended hypertension quality measures demonstrated better performance than control group physicians on a combined measure of BP control or appropriate clinical ...
    Date: June 22, 2016

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Studies

( 5 of more than 31 HYPERTENSION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 15-115 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension Wiener, Renda 2016-06-01
IIR 14-083 Assessing Hypertension Care for Aged Veterans: Balancing Risks and Benefits Min, Lillian 2015-10-01
RRP 12-200 Aligning Transitions of Care for Post-Stroke Patients with Hypertension Frankel, Richard 2012-10-01
IIR 10-383 Randomized Trial of Titrated Disease Management for Patients with Hypertension Jackson, George 2011-10-01
IIR 10-132 Using Stories to address disparities in Hypertension Houston, Thomas 2011-08-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent " Hypertension" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
11/14/2017 Cancer Survivorship & Cardiovascular Disease Bosworth, Hayden  
Zullig, Leah  
6/13/2017 Development of a Bundled Post-Stroke Hypertension Improvement Intervention Sico, Jason  
2/23/2017 Using Veterans’ Stories to Promote Health Equity and Reduce Disparities Houston, Thomas  
Uchendu, Uchenna  
5/18/2016 Clinical Quality Indicators among Patients with Mental Illness Following the Implementation of a Patient Centered Medical Home Browne, Kendall  
1/21/2016 Focus on Health Equity and Action: Findings from the VISN 4 Hypertension Racial Disparities Quality Improvement Project Uchendu, Uchenna  
Hausmann, Leslie  

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