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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 490 HYPERTENSION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 52 HYPERTENSION focused publication briefs)

  • Older Age Strongest Risk Factor Associated with Mechanical Ventilation and Death among Veterans with COVID-19
    This study sought to identify risk factors associated with hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, and death among patients with COVID-19 infection. Findings showed that Veterans who were COVID-positive were more likely to be Black (42% vs 25%), obese (45% vs 40%), and to live in states with a high burden of COVID-19 compared to Veterans who tested negative. Veterans who tested positive for COVID...
    Date: September 23, 2020
  • Common Drugs for Hypertension and Diabetes Not Associated with Severe COVID-19 Illness or Testing Positive for COVID-19
    Originally requested by the World Health Organization (WHO), this systematic review examined the relationship between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) use and COVID-19 illness. Findings showed that high-certainty evidence suggests that ACEI or ARB use is not associated with more severe COVID-19 illness, and moderate-certainty evidence suggests ...
    Date: May 15, 2020
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 34 HYPERTENSION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 17-185 Continuing the Conversation: A Multi-site RCT Using Narrative Communication to Support Hypertension Self-Management among African-American Veterans Cutrona, Sarah 2019-05-01
IIR 15-115 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension Miller, Donald 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

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample " Hypertension" publications displayed.

  • Forum Fall 2017: Role of Nurses in Managing Care

    ...diabetes mellitus, heart failure, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary...of adults with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and congestive...conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and CHF. However

  • Forum Fall 2017: Role of Nurses in Managing Care

    ...diabetes mellitus, heart failure, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary...routine management to patients with hypertension or diabetes, for example. If the

  • Forum Fall 2017: Role of Nurses in Managing Care

    ...diabetes mellitus, heart failure, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary...diabetes mellitus, heart failure, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary

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    ...the large component of elderly hypertension patients—something that should translate...overcome clinical inertia and improve hypertension guideline https://www.hsrd.research

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    Report, Appendices Introduction Hypertension is a very common chronic illness...Briefs Excerpt: understanding of hypertension. A recent article by HSR&D investigators

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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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