Release date- 08082019 - Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study to-date that vitamin D is not associated with low blood pressure on standing (orthostatic hypotension) in older adults.
Theravance Biopharma reported new data from the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of ampreloxetine in patients with neurogenic orthostatic hypotension in an oral presentation at the 32nd European Neurology Congress.
Blood pressure was routinely taken in lying and sitting posture and if possible in standing posture to bring out orthostatic hypotension. Respiratory function was assessed at bedside using breath-holding time, single breath count, chest expansion, Litten's phenomenon.
Orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic vitals are recommended initially in all patients with dizziness, although these may be normal in patients with orthostatic hypotension.17 A diagnosis of orthostatic hypotension can be made with systolic blood pressure decreases of 20 mm Hg or diastolic pressure decreases of [greater than or equal to]10 mm Hg within 3 minutes of standing.