Orthostatic Hypotension in Adults With Hypertension

Published: January 11, 2024

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  • Orthostatic hypotension (OH) has been understood as a manifestation of autonomic dysfunction, but OH is a common comorbidity of hypertension (HTN).
  • Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is defined as a sustained reduction in systolic blood pressure of at least 20mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of 10mmHg within 3 minutes of standing.
  • This scientific statement focuses on the most current epidemiology and the complexities of the pathophysiology between OH and HTN.