Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and postprandial hypotension in elderly persons with falls or syncopes.

@article{Puisieux2000AmbulatoryBP,
  title={Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and postprandial hypotension in elderly persons with falls or syncopes.},
  author={François Puisieux and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Bulckaen and Anne Laure Fauchais and S Drumez and F Salomez-Granier and Philippe Dewailly},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={M535-40}
}
BACKGROUND Postprandial hypotension (PPH) is increasingly recognized as a common cause of falls and syncope in elderly persons. Noninvasive ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has been recommended for detecting PPH. This study investigates postprandial blood pressure (BP) changes by means of ABPM in elderly patients experiencing falls or syncopes. METHODS Twenty-four-hour ABPM was performed in 156 inpatients (111 women, mean age 80.4 +/- 8.1 years). Among them, 45 had been admitted… CONTINUE READING
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