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J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2015 Feb;16(2):75-81. doi: 10.2459/01.JCM.0000446386.01100.35.

Orthostatic hypotension: definition, diagnosis and management.

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aDivision of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, Maryland bDivision of Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Institute, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cDivision of Cardiology, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA.


Orthostatic hypotension commonly affects elderly patients and those suffering from diabetes mellitus and Parkinson's disease. It is a cause of significant morbidity in the affected patients. The goal of this review is to outline the pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of the patients suffering from orthostatic hypotension.

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