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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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In the assessment of primary outcomes-free survival, patients with cardiogenic syncope and syncope from unknown origin had significantly higher rates of adverse outcomes compared with vasovagal syncope and postural hypotension. Patients with postural hypotension and unknown cause were excluded from the analysis of predictors due to a reduced number of cases.
Watkins, "Disabling postural hypotension complicating diabetic autonomic neuropathy," Diabetic Medicine, vol.
When all individual potential risk factors are analysed by Pearson's Chi square test, it can be shown that broken skin, skin yellowing and rash, hematocyanosis, hyperpigmentation, cerebral infarction and hemorrhage, dementia, pneumonia, postural hypotension, antidepressant, femoral shaft fracture, osteoarthritis, and anemia are risk factors for the number of the complications (Table 11).
Many people experience mild postural hypotension lasting a second or two when they stand up quickly and the body adjusts to the position change, but it's usually no reason for alarm.
Postural hypotension occurs in 10% of patients treated with bortezomib and is associated with dehydration, concomitant anti-hypertensive treatment, and/or autonomic neuropathy 141.
There is a high degree of syncope among the patients (40) with dialysis treatment-related postural hypotension. Also, the anti-hypertensive medications contribute to this increased falls risk (41).
Are elderly hemodialysis patients at risk of falls and postural hypotension? International Urological Nephrology, 365, 415-421.
Within minutes, the Governor was taken to the nearby Lokmanya Hospital at Nigdi, where Dr Shrikrishna Joshi said he suffered from postural hypotension.
They used pharmacologic treatment as a measure of other symptoms, including constipation, postural hypotension, depression, and hallucinations.
Many antihypertensive medications produce significant morbidity--even mortality--because of side effects, including postural hypotension, bradycardia, and other arrhythmias, and metabolic disturbances--all of which are more common in the elderly.
In our study urinary symptoms were found in 20.7% of patients, gastrointestinal symptoms-17.2%, blurring of vision-13.8%, palpitations-in 6.9%, chest pain and loss of sensation-5.2%, postural hypotension, intermittent claudication and paresthesia-1.7%.