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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Orthostatic Hypotension
and you are
between 55 and 85
years old
The primary goal of this phase is to monitor the long-term effects.
The treatment is already on the market.
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The purpose

One of the most physiologically demanding things that older people do every day is to get up in the morning. After spending a night laying flat, where the blood distributes evenly across the body, when they stand in the morning (and the blood rushes to their feet), their cardiovascular system may not be able to compensate and maintain blood flow to the brain. This phenomenon is known as orthostatic or postural hypotension. The investigators have found in a group of young individuals that use of a dawn-simulation light that gradually wakes the brain is able to increase cardiovascular tone prior to arising. The goal of this experiment is to determine whether this dawn simulation light is able to increase cardiovascular tone in older adults such that they would have reduced or absent postural hypotension when they awaken in the morning. This would greatly reduce the risks of falls and their associated morbidities in older adults.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Light

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02632318. The sponsor of the trial is VA Palo Alto Health Care System and it is looking for 35 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Dawn Simulation as a Passive Countermeasure to Postural Hypotension in Healthy Older Adults