Flashcards in Orthostatic Hypotension Deck (4)
What is orthostatic hypotension.
Unsteadiness or LOC on standing from lying in those with inadequate vasomotor reflexes.
Who is at risk of developing orthostatic hypotension. (5)
Those with autonomic neuropathy.
Those on antihypertensive medication.
Those with multisystem atrophy.
What is the aetiology of orthostatic hypotension.
A drop in systolic blood pressure of >20 or more on standing from a sitting or lying position.