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 systems research into CVD encompasses many aspects of care including access, delivery, prevention, and quality of life.
Each section below is populated by a search of the HSR website. Search results are generated based on the search term " Cardiovascular Disease". Results are updated as new data are available.
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(5 of more than 27 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE focused publication briefs)
- Individualized Provider Reminders Improve Statin Use and Adherence among Veterans with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
This multi-site trial compared usual care to personalized reminders to providers in improving the use of high-intensity statins in Veterans with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Findings showed that centrally processed individualized reminders to providers led to a significant increase in high-intensity statin (HIS) use and statin adherence among Veterans with ASCVD. In the interven...
Date: March 5, 2023
- Traumatic Brain Injury May Be a Potentially Novel Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease in Veterans
This study sought to determine the association between TBI and subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in post-9/11 era Veterans. Findings showed that post-9/11 Veterans with mild TBI, moderate to severe TBI, and penetrating TBI were more likely to develop CVD compared to Veterans without TBI. Although the risk was highest shortly after injury, TBI remained significantly associated with CVD for ye...
Date: September 6, 2022
- Excess Mortality Rates among Post-9/11 Veterans Compared with General US Population, Particularly among Veterans with TBI
This study sought to assess the total all-cause and cause-specific mortality burden – and to estimate the total number of excess deaths among post-9/11 Veterans with and without exposure to traumatic brain injury (TBI) compared with the total US population. Findings showed that post-9/11 Veterans experienced excess all-cause and cause-specific mortality compared with the total US population, which...
Date: February 11, 2022
- Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Conditions among Veterans for Up to One Year Following COVID-19 Infection
This study evaluated the risks and 12-month burdens of cardiovascular outcomes among Veterans who survived the first 30 days of COVID compared to VA healthcare users with no COVID and Veterans who used VA healthcare before the COVID pandemic. Findings showed that COVID-19 increased the risk of developing cardiovascular conditions – spanning several categories – within the first month to one year a...
Date: February 7, 2022
- 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
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( 5 of more than 7 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE focused projects
| Telehealth Treatment of Veterans with Alcohol Misuse at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
| Developing a Team-Delivered Intervention for Smoking and Hazardous Drinking for Primary Care Veterans with Cardiovascular Diseases
| Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
| Reducing Veterans' Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Through Pharmacogenomics Informed Statin Prescribing
|Telehealth Treatment of Veterans with Alcohol Misuse at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
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The most recent " Cardiovascular Disease" seminars are displayed.
Achieving Pharmacoequity: A Prescription for Health Justice
| Chandra, Rachel
Updates on the Relationship between TBI and Dementia
| Yaffe, Kristine
Using the Primary Care Equity Dashboard to Support an Equity-Focused Quality Improvement (QI) Initiative
| De Sanzo, Beth
ESP Evidence Brief: Detection and Treatment of Dental Problems on Chronic Disease Outcomes
| Veazie, Stephanie
Bariatric Surgery and Cardiovascular Disease: Using electronic health records to emulate a target trial
| Madenci, Arin
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- VA and DoD agree on a common set of practice guidelines for a specific group of health conditions. Learn more about those guidelines here.
- Visit the VA's Office of Research & Development healthcare topic overview section to learn more about milestones in VA heart disease research, read research updates, and download research fact sheets.
- Visit the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare and learn more about their research into aspects of heart disease.