December 9, 2014
PCORI has committed up to $25 million to fund up to two patient-centered trials through the Hypertension Disparities Reduction Program Partnership (HDRPP) with NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
PCORI’s Addressing Disparities program and NIH agreed to collaborate on this patient-centered research initiative to fill important evidence gaps on what works best to control high blood pressure, a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, among high-risk populations. Approximately 67 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than half of whom do not have it under control. More than three-quarters of people who have suffered a stroke have high blood pressure, as do nearly 70 percent of those who have had a heart attack.