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Orthostatic hypotension

Definition: A significant drop in BLOOD PRESSURE after assuming a standing position. Orthostatic hypotension is a finding, and defined as a 20-mm Hg decrease in systolic pressure or a 10-mm Hg decrease in diastolic pressure 3 minutes after the person has risen from supine to standing. Symptoms generally include DIZZINESS, blurred vision, and SYNCOPE.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): postural hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, hypotension postural, hypotension orthostatic, posturalhypotension, Orthostatichypotension, hypotension-postural, o rthostatic hypotension, Hypotension - postural

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