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Treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension
Jung-Ick Byun, Sang Beom Kim
Department of Neurology, Kyunghee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Sang Beom Kim ,Tel: +82-2-440-6168, Fax: +82-2-440-7242, Email: oldkino@naver.com
Received: August 8, 2017;  Accepted: August 31, 2017.  Published online: August 31, 2017.
ABSTRACT
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common feature of sympathetic autonomic dysfunction and can lead to lightheadedness, weakness, dizziness, and syncope. It is defined as decrease in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mmHg within 3 minutes of standing. OH is associated with an increased incidence of cerebrovascular disease, myocardial infarction, and mortality. Non-pharmacological treatments may alleviate OH-related symptoms, however, are not sufficient when used alone. Pharmacological treatment is essential in managing OH. In this review, we aimed to discuss non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment options for OH.
Keywords: Hypotension; Orthostatic; Therapeutics; Supine position; Hypertension
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