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Hypotension orthostatique chez la personne ágée [Orthostatic hypotension in the elderly].
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Orthostatic hypotension is observed in 10 to 20% of all patients aged 65 or over. The elderly is thus at an elevated risk for orthostatic hypotension; however, the relative contributions of normal ageing, of diseases and their respective treatments to its development are unknown. Orthostatic hypotension discovered by chance in a symptomatic or asymptomatic elderly patient has to be considered as risk for falls or syncopes. The most common reversible causes are side effects of various drugs and hypovolemia. Next to a specific therapy of the underlying causes, symptomatic measures are proposed. Pharmacotherapy is limited to patients incapacitated by symptoms.
Accidental Falls, Aged, Aging/physiology, Combined Modality Therapy, Drug Therapy/adverse effects, Humans, Hypotension, Orthostatic/complications, Hypotension, Orthostatic/physiopathology, Risk Factors, Syncope/etiology, Water-Electrolyte Imbalance/physiopathology
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