[Idiopathic orthostatic hypotension (Shy-Drager syndrome). Clinical and hemodynamic studies of a case].

A case of idiopathic orthostatic hypotension (Shy-Drager syndrome) in a 50-year-old man is reported. The diagnosis was made after other possible causes of orthostatic hypotension had been excluded. The Authors emphasize the need for a correct diagnosis in order to adopt an adequate symptomatic therapy, and to avoid useless and often harmful treatments.