Lower standing systolic blood pressure as a predictor of falls in the elderly: a community-based prospective study.

@article{Kario2001LowerSS,
  title={Lower standing systolic blood pressure as a predictor of falls in the elderly: a community-based prospective study.},
  author={Kazuomi Kario and Jonathan N. Tobin and Leslie I. Wolfson and Rebecca Whipple and Carol A. Derby and David K Singh and Paul R. Marantz and Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={246-52}
}
OBJECTIVES We investigated prospectively the relationships among falls, physical balance, and standing and supine blood pressure (BP) in elderly persons. BACKGROUND Falls occur often and adversely affect the activities of daily living in the elderly; however, their relationship to BP has not been clarified thoroughly. METHODS A total of 266 community-dwelling elderly persons age 65 years or over (123 men and 143 women, mean age of 76 years) were selected from among residents of Coop City… CONTINUE READING

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