Delayed orthostatic intolerance.

  title={Delayed orthostatic intolerance.},
  author={David H. P. Streeten and Gunnar H. Anderson},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={152 5},
In seven patients who presented with lightheadedness, fatigue, "weakness," and sometimes syncope, blood pressure was found not to fall after standing for 3 to 4 minutes but to fall severely, frequently with syncope or presyncopal symptoms, after 13 to 30 minutes when measured every minute with an automatic device. This delayed orthostatic hypotension could be corrected with inflation of a pressure suit to 45 mm Hg. Its mechanism was further investigated with measurements of plasma… CONTINUE READING