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Ann Neurol. 1997 Dec;42(6):975-8.

Are portable folding chairs useful to combat orthostatic hypotension?

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Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The effect of sitting on a derby chair (height, 48 cm), fishing chair (38 cm), and footstool (20 cm) on the improvement of postural hypotension was studied serially in 8 patients with autonomic failure. The increment in blood pressure during sitting was higher by using a lower portable chair. This was related to an increasing cardiac output at lower sitting heights. The fishing chair was, according to our patients' experience, most useful.

PMID:
9403491
DOI:
10.1002/ana.410420620
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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