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  POSTURAL CHANGES IN BLOOD PRESSURE IN AN ELDERLY POPULATION OF MALAYSIA
   

To estimate the prevalence and symptom characteristics of orthostatic hypotension in elderly residential population of Malaysia. The study group comprised of healthy non hypertensive, non diabetic elderly individuals aged 60 years and above (n=60, mean age 68.34.7) and another group, healthy aged 30 to 59 years age (n=60, mean age 39.25.3). Orthostatic hypotension was defined as 20 mm Hg or greater decrease in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and/or 10 mm Hg or greater decrease in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) within 3 minutes of standing. Subjects were divided into OH positive group and OH negative group. Orthostatic hypotension was found in 8 out of 60 (13.33%) in elderly group at either 0 or 3 minutes after standing. Symptoms were independent of OH recorded by sphygmomanometer. Orthostatic hypotension is common in the elderly and retired population. Symptoms do not correlate with the physical recording of OH.

Date: 13, Dec 2012 Posted By: admin
   
 
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