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|Title:||Review of management strategies for orthostatic hypotension in older people||Authors:||Godbole, Gauri ;Aggarwal, Bhavna||Affliation:||Central Coast Local Health District
|Issue Date:||Oct-2018||Source:||48(5):483-491||Journal title:||Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research||Department:||Pharmacy||Abstract:||Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is common in older people and is associated with a range of adverse outcomes. Although age‐related changes like decreased baroreflex sensitivity make older people prone to OH, medications are often a contributor. Diagnosis of OH can be challenging in older people, because the condition may present with atypical or non‐specific symptoms, such as visual disturbances, shortness of breath, mental fluctuation. Non‐pharmacological management is often a starting point for OH treatment. Fludrocortisone and midodrine remain the most studied drugs for pharmacological management, but newer agents are being tested. In this review we present the current evidence for existing and emerging treatments for OH and address the management of supine hypertension associated with the treatment of OH in patients with autonomic failure. In the management of OH, it is imperative that treatment is tailored to the individual, rather than focusing on attaining an arbitrary blood pressure target.||URI:||https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/1811||DOI:||10.1002/jppr.1484||Publicaton type:||Journal Article||Keywords:||Aged|
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