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Orthostatic Hypotension

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by Voyatzis D

(Postural Hypotension)

 

Causes

Orthostatic hypotension has several causes.
 

RESOURCES

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

National Organization for Rare Disorders
http://www.rarediseases.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Heart and Stroke Foundation
http://www.heartandstroke.ca

 

References


Berkow R, Beers MH, Fletcher AJ, eds. The Merck Manual of Medical Information—Home Edition. 2nd ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc; 2003.


Ferri FF. Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment. 8th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 2006.


Goldman L. Cecil Textbook of Medicine. 22nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2004.


Gupta V, Lipsitz LA. Orthostatic hypotension in the elderly: diagnosis and treatment. Am J Med. 2007;120:841-847. Review.


Lenders JW, Eisenhofer G, Mannelli M, et al. Phaeochromocytoma. Lancet. 2005;366:665-675.


NINDS orthostatic hypotension information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/orthostatic%5Fhypotension/orthostatic%5Fhypotension.htm. Updated September 30, 2011. Accessed August 21, 2014.


Orthostatic syncope. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 25, 2014. Accessed August 21, 2014.


Shibao C, Grijalva CG, Raj SR, Biaggioni I, Griffin MR. Orthostatic hypotension-related hospitalizations in the United States. Am J Med. 2007;120:975-980.

 

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