Orthostatic Hypotension

H. Lahrmann, P. Cortelli, M. Hilz, C. J. Mathias, W. Struhal, M. Tassinari

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management: Second Edition
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781405185332
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2010


  • Dihydroxyphenylserine (DOPS), a prodrug converted by dopadecarboxylase-to noradrenaline
  • Elastic stockings and abdominal compression bands-reducing venous pooling, effective
  • Electronic search strategies-using databases, as Cochrane library, MEDLINE, Pub Med
  • Midodrine, a prodrug with-active metabolite, desglymidodrine
  • Octreotide Thesomatostatin analogue-inhibiting release of gastrointestinal peptides, having vasodilatatory properties
  • Orthostatic (postural) hypotension (OH), frequent cause of syncope-contributing to morbidity, disability and even death
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Orthostatic hypotension, an under-diagnosed disorder
  • Patients, advised to move to head-up position slowly-sitting on the edge of the bed for some minutes after recumbence
  • Supine hypertension, being a problem-from medication or as part of the disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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