Orthostatic hypotension as a risk factor for stroke: the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study, 1987-1996.

@article{Eigenbrodt2000OrthostaticHA,
  title={Orthostatic hypotension as a risk factor for stroke: the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study, 1987-1996.},
  author={Marsha L. Eigenbrodt and Kathryn M. Rose and David Couper and Donna K Arnett and Robert Smith and Daniel P. Jones},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={2307-13}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The association between orthostatic hypotension (OH) and stroke has rarely been investigated in longitudinal studies. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether OH predicts ischemic stroke in a middle-aged, biethnic population after adjustment for known stroke risk factors. Diastolic, systolic, and consensus OH were evaluated for baseline associations and for the ability to predict stroke. METHODS In 11 707 persons from the Atherosclerosis Risk in… CONTINUE READING

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