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Tex Heart Inst J. 2012;39(5):722-3.

Orthostatic hypotension as a manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Department of Adult Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

Abstract

A 90-year-old woman with orthostatic hypotension and near-syncope was found to have a low-normal level of vitamin B(12) and no other medical findings that could explain her orthostasis. Her symptoms responded to vitamin B(12) replacement therapy. This case shows that vitamin B(12) deficiency can induce orthostatic hypotension and syncope that are correctable by vitamin B(12) replacement.

KEYWORDS:

Hypotension, orthostatic/etiology/therapy; vitamin B 12 deficiency; vitamin B 12 replacement; vitamin B 12/therapeutic use

PMID:
23109778
PMCID:
PMC3461697
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