This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition hypertension
Treatment risk counseling
Sponsor University of Nebraska
Start date November 2008
End date April 2009
Trial size 120 participants
Trial identifier NCT00798551, 519-07-EP


Hypertension is a very common disease, affecting approximately 65 million people in the United States. As many as 30 % of people with hypertension, approximately 20 million individuals, remain undiagnosed. As many as one third of patients seen in ED were noted to have elevated BP readings in prior studies. Approximately 5% of emergency department (ED) patients have severely elevated blood pressure. Prior studies suggest that as many as two thirds of ED patients with elevated BP can benefit from further therapy or closer clinic follow-up. However primary care follow-up after ED discharge with an elevated BP is surprisingly low. The purpose of this study is to measure the follow-up rate after the ED visit in individuals identified with elevated blood pressure after a brief counseling regarding risks of elevated blood pressure.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Risk counseling regarding elevated blood pressure
risk counseling
cardiovascular risk counseling regarding elevated blood pressure

Primary Outcomes

Follow-up with Primary care physician
time frame: one month

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 19 years of age or older - diastolic BP 90 mm Hg or systolic BP 140 mm Hg - diabetes and chronic kidney disease who have a diastolic BP 80 mm Hg or systolic BP 130 mm Hg Exclusion Criteria: - unable/unwilling to provide informed consent - acute anxiety state - Any subject on pain medication which compromises their ability to consent

Additional Information

Official title Emergency Department Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Follow-up
Principal investigator Srikar R Adhikari, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Nebraska.