Contrasting actions of pressor agents in severe autonomic failure.

@article{Jordan1998ContrastingAO,
  title={Contrasting actions of pressor agents in severe autonomic failure.},
  author={J. Furneaux Jordan and J. Richard Shannon and Italo Biaggioni and R A Norman and Bonnie K. Black and David P. Robertson},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={
          116-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND Orthostatic hypotension is the most disabling symptom of autonomic failure. The choice of a pressor agent is largely empiric, and it would be of great value to define predictors of a response. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 35 patients with severe orthostatic hypotension due to multiple system atrophy or pure autonomic failure, we determined the effect on seated systolic blood pressure (SBP) of placebo, phenylpropanolamine (12.5 mg and 25 mg), yohimbine (5.4 mg), indomethacin (50 mg… CONTINUE READING
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