Orthostatic hypotension in genetically related hypertensive and normotensive individuals.

@article{Fedorowski2009OrthostaticHI,
  title={Orthostatic hypotension in genetically related hypertensive and normotensive individuals.},
  author={Artur Fedorowski and Philippe Burri and Olle Melander},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={976-82}
}
OBJECTIVES Prevalence and determinants of orthostatic hypotension remain largely unexplored in younger individuals without significant burden of chronic diseases. METHODS We investigated frequency and main associations of impaired orthostatic response in a cohort of 469 middle-aged hypertensive patients and 453 of their normotensive first-degree relatives. RESULTS 13.4% of hypertensive and 5.5% of normotensive study participants were found to have orthostatic hypotension. In a backward… CONTINUE READING