Postprandial and orthostatic hypotension in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Postprandial and orthostatic hypotension in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Giuseppe Micieli and Emilia Martignoni and Anna Cavallini and Giorgio Sandrini and Giuseppe Nappi},
  volume={37 3},
In this study, the 24-hour pattern of blood pressure (BP), heart rate, and urinary catecholamine (CA) excretion and the response of BP and plasma CA to the tilt test have been investigated in 13 untreated patients affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) and in 11 age-matched healthy controls. Seven of the 13 PD subjects showed a fall of supine systolic BP greater than that in controls (ie, exceeding 20% of the preprandial value). A significant relationship was found in the PD group between the… CONTINUE READING


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