The effect of meals at different mealtimes on blood pressure and symptoms in geriatric patients with postprandial hypotension.

@article{Vloet2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of meals at different mealtimes on blood pressure and symptoms in geriatric patients with postprandial hypotension.},
  author={Lilian C. M. Vloet and Rita Smits and Ren{\'e} Jansen},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={
          1031-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND The variability of postprandial hypotension (PPH) during the day in elderly patients is unknown. We examined the effect of meals administered at different mealtimes on postprandial blood pressure (BP) responses in geriatric patients. METHODS In 14 geriatric patients (6 men and 8 women, aged 66-97) previously diagnosed with PPH, standardized liquid test meals were given in random order at breakfast, lunchtime, or dinnertime on 3 separate days. Systolic BP (SBP), diastolic BP (DBP… CONTINUE READING
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