Science Journal of Clinical Medicine

Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2018

  • Prevalence of Orthostatic Hypotension in the Elderly in Anambra State

    Enwonwu Kenechukwu, Ibeh Christian, Modebe Ifeoma, Owoaje Emeh, Ayuba Zoakah, Ifeadike Chigozie, Ezeama Nkiru, Azuike Emmanuel

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 30-36
    Received: 4 September 2018
    Accepted: 8 October 2018
    Published: 6 November 2018
    Abstract: Background: Orthostatic hypotension is a condition in which blood pressure drops abnormally when a person stands up from a sitting or a lying down position. It is a sustained reduction of systolic blood pressure of at least 20mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of at least 10mmHg within three minutes of standing or a head-up tilt to at least 60 degree... Show More