Orthostatic hypotension. A primary care primer for assessment and treatment.

@article{Sclater2004OrthostaticHA,
  title={Orthostatic hypotension. A primary care primer for assessment and treatment.},
  author={Anne Louise Sclater and Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan},
  journal={Geriatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={
          22-7
        }
}
Orthostatic hypotension (OH), defined as a decline in blood pressure when a person moves from a supine to sitting or standing position, is a common physical finding in the primary care setting. It is associated with several medical conditions and its prevalence increases with age. Treatment is specific to cause. Drug-induced OH often can be alleviated by reducing dosage or completely changing medications. OH secondary to autonomic insufficiency or neurogenic causes remains a challenge to manage… CONTINUE READING

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