Orthostatic Changes in Blood Pressure and Mortality in the Elderly: The Pro.V.A Study.

@article{Veronese2015OrthostaticCI,
  title={Orthostatic Changes in Blood Pressure and Mortality in the Elderly: The Pro.V.A Study.},
  author={Nicola Veronese and Marina De Rui and Francesco Bolzetta and Sabina Zambon and Mar{\'i}a Chiara Corti and Giovanella Baggio and Elena Debora Toffanello and Stefania Maggi and Gaetano Crepaldi and Egle Perissinotto and Enzo Manzato and Giuseppe Sergi},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={
          1248-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND An extensive, albeit contrasting literature has suggested a possible role for orthostatic hypotension as a risk factor for cardiovascular (CVD) and non-CVD mortality, while no data are available for orthostatic hypertension. We investigated whether orthostatic changes in blood pressure (BP) were associated with any increased risk of all-cause, CVD or non-CVD mortality in a group of elderly people. METHODS Two thousand seven hundred and eighty six community-dwelling older… CONTINUE READING

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