Chapter 7. Orthostatic Hypotension, Postprandial Hypotension and Syncope in Older Patients

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. René W. M. M. Jansen

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch7

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Jansen, R. W. M. M. (2009) Orthostatic Hypotension, Postprandial Hypotension and Syncope in Older Patients, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Geriatric Medicine, Meander Medical Centre, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975

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Keywords:

  • orthostatic hypotension in older patients;
  • postprandial hypotension in older patients;
  • drugs used for orthostatic hypotension treatment;
  • orthostatic hypotension and blood pressure measurements in supine or sitting position;
  • orthostatic hypotension determined by single measurement;
  • orthostatic hypotension related to baseline systolic blood pressure;
  • postprandial splanchnic hyperemia - important factor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Orthostatic hypotension in older patients

  • Key points

  • Postprandial hypotension in older patients

  • Key points

  • Syncope in older patients

  • Key points

  • Guidelines

  • References