Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension: a pathophysiological approach.

  title={Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension: a pathophysiological approach.},
  author={David S Goldstein and Yehonatan Sharabi},
  volume={119 1},
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is defined as a persistent, consistent, orthostatic fall in systolic blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or diastolic pressure of 10 mm Hg by 3 minutes of standing up.1 Acute, unexpected, episodic falls in blood pressure while standing, as in neurocardiogenic syncope, do not satisfy criteria for OH. Medical records for 0.4% of all hospitalizations in the United States include OH as a diagnosis, and of these 17% have OH as the primary diagnosis.2 OH is associated with… CONTINUE READING
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