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hypotension

Pathol abnormally low blood pressure

hypotension

[¦hī·pō′ten·chən]
(medicine)
Abnormally low blood pressure, commonly considered to be levels below 100 diastolic and 40 systolic.
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Also, our global orthostatic hypotension drugs market report looks at factors such as increasing prevalence of OH in geriatric population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases associated with high risk of OH, and high market growth opportunities for OH drugs in emerging countries.
Lead author of the study and Research Fellow at TILDA, Dr Eamon Laird, said: 'This is the largest ever study exploring vitamin D and orthostatic hypotension. In the older Irish population we see no association.
Mortality was increased in patients who have combined respiratory failure on ventilatory support and autonomic dysfunction, especially orthostatic hypotension and ventricular arrhythmias.
(22) Carotid doppler can be used if dizziness is suspected to be caused by orthostatic hypotension or a vascular cause.
Author Dr Andreea Rawlings, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, said: "Measuring orthostatic hypotension (OH) in middle-age may be a new way to identify people who need to be carefully monitored for dementia or stroke.
"Measuring orthostatic hypotension in middle age may be a new way to identify people who need to be carefully monitored for dementia or stroke," she said.
Other indications for tilt-testing are discrimination between reflex syncope and orthostatic hypotension or falls, between TLOC with jerking movements and epilepsy, and in patients with frequent episodes of TLOC and suspicion of psychiatric problems14.
For the five (depression, orthostatic hypotension, motor fluctuation, wearing-off, and freezing) newly involved clinical characteristics in this meta-analysis (Table 2, Supplementary Figure 1), they belonged to NMS and motor complications.
Axelrod et al., "Consensus statement on the definition of orthostatic hypotension, neurally mediated syncope and the postural tachycardia syndrome," Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical, vol.
The (http://www.mayo.edu/research/departments-divisions/department-neurology/programs/autonomic-nerve-disorders) Mayo Clinic gives examples of autonomic disorders - a group of conditions that is also known as dysautonomia - such as orthostatic hypotension, in which blood pressure drops upon standing; erectile dysfunction; and neurogenic bowel, which can occur after a spinal injury and affects a person's ability to control their bowel movements.