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PREVALENCE OF ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF PESHAWAR

@inproceedings{Rahman2010PREVALENCEOO,
  title={PREVALENCE OF ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF PESHAWAR},
  author={S. Rahman and R. Ahmad and A. Aamir},
  year={2010}
}
Background: The postural drop in blood pressure caused by autonomic neuropathy in diabetes mellitus is regarded as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension and its relation with hypertension in patients with diabetes mellitus admitted in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: Two hundred indoor diabetic patients were assessed. Lying and standing blood pressure of each patient was determined using standard… Expand

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