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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 531 HYPERTENSION focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 55 HYPERTENSION focused publication briefs)

  • Higher Preventive Health Inventory Use Associated with Improved Quality of Care
    This study examined associations between Preventive Health Inventory (PHI) adoption and clinical quality measures at 216 VA primary care clinics nationwide that implemented the PHI and had the highest and lowest PHI use as of February 2021. Findings showed that higher uptake of the PHI was associated with improved quality of diabetes and hypertension care. Compared to the lowest use clinics, the h...
    Date: April 17, 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
  • Quality of Care for Veterans with Stroke Did Not Diminish During Pandemic
    This study compared the quality of care and outcomes for Veterans with acute ischemic stroke (AIS)/ transient ischemic attack (TIA) before vs during the COVID-19 pandemic across the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that the overall quality of care did not diminish among Veterans with stroke and TIA who received care in VA facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As measured by the without-fai...
    Date: April 5, 2022
  • 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

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( 5 of more than 35 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 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

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample " Hypertension" publications displayed.

  • AppendixIV-EvidenceTables.xls

    ...weren't all kept): diabetes mellitus, hypertension, MI, CHF, COPD, TIA, CVA, impaired...of patients by age, presence of hypertension, presence of CAD, and presence of

  • Process Access Data

    ...treatment visits. Age, sex, gender, hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes...Kressin NR, Wang F, Long J, et al. Hypertensive patients' race, health beliefs,

  • 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 most recent " Hypertension" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
5/10/2023 Using the Primary Care Equity Dashboard to Support a Novel Patient Outreach Program to Improve Hypertension & Racial Disparities in Primary Care Hamilton, Rhonda  
Hausmann, Leslie  
4/7/2022 Key Considerations and Lessons Learned in Developing an Implementation Field Guide Lewinski, Allison  
Majette, Nadya  
Schexnayder, Julie  
Shapiro, Abigail  
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  

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