Orthostatic hypotension: epidemiology, pathophysiology and management.

Jacob G, Robertson D
Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 1995 4 (5): 452-4

PMID: 8564451 · DOI:10.1097/00041552-199509000-00014

Orthostatic hypotension is characterized by low upright blood pressure levels and symptoms of cerebral hypoperfusion. Whereas orthostatic hypotension is heterogeneous, correct pathophysiologic diagnosis is important because of therapeutic and prognostic considerations. Although therapy is not usually curative, it can be extraordinarily beneficial if it is individually tailored. Management of the Shy-Drager syndrome (multiple-system atrophy) remains a formidable challenge.

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Humans Hypotension, Orthostatic

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