Faculty Articles

Title

Drug Therapy for Managing Primary Orthostatic Hypotension

Publication Title

Cardiology Today

Publication Date / Copyright Date

2-2017

Publisher

Healio.com

Abstract

Primary orthostatic hypotension is a condition that is overlooked and undertreated.

It is clinically defined as a decrease of 20 mm Hg in systolic or 10 mm Hg in diastolic BP within 3 minutes of standing. Primary orthostatic hypotension (OH) symptoms are a result of cerebral hypoperfusion due to autonomic nervous system dysfunction leading to an overcompensation of CV mechanisms in response to reduced venous return.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

cognitive impairment, drug therapy, orthostatic hypotension (OH), treatment

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